As the sun came up in Cherry Creek Saturday morning, damage to property and equipment caused by rising floodwaters became more apparent.
Radio NL morning host and photographer Peter Olsen captured some of the damage to the area around Beaton Road.
Foundations, fences and roads have been undercut by fast moving water, some vehicles and equipment are up to half submerged, and where water was running across Beaton Road Friday, the road is now completely washed out.
Area resident Yvonne Hillsdale says many residents have been working nearly around the clock for a week and fatigue and burnout are beginning to set in.
“Everybody is pretty traumatized out here with the flood and then the loss of one of our very long time residents who basically passed away due to trying to help with this flood so its been a really rough situation.”
She says volunteers are urgently needed.
“Kamloops we know from the fires last year is a incredible community in terms of people that are willing to help out and I just think they need to know that their help is desperately needed right now and it would be so greatly appreciated.”
Anyone who can help fill, tie or move sandbags is asked to go to the Cherry Creek Ranch at 5420 Trans-Canada Highway.