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More minor mudslides hit BC


Several small slides were reported Tuesday
Several small slides were reported Tuesday

Staff writers

July 18, 2012 — Numerous mudslides were reported in BC on Tuesday, following a deadly slide that hit near Nelson last week.

Recovery crews continue to search for victims at Johnsons Landing
Recovery crews continue to search for victims at Johnsons Landing

Heavy rain and several small mudslides prompted a precautionary evacuation for three properties in the Kootenays on Tuesday.

Officials say significant rain in a short period of time affected the Castlegar and Nelson areas, just 150 km south of the deadly landslide from last Thursday.

Officials say some properties reported damage from the minor slides and Highway 3A was briefly closed as a precaution as well.

Meanwhile, recovery crews continue to search through debris at Johnsons Landing for any signs of the remaining two victims. One rescue team leader described the scene as complete devastation saying he's never seen any destruction like this before.

Two bodies were recovered earlier this week and crews continue their search.

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