A storm known as a "Pineapple Express" carried warm winds and record rains to the area earlier this month, sending the river over its banks and forcing the evacuation of about 200 families. Smaller evacuations occurred near Hope.
Environment Ministry officials on Vancouver Island kept a watch Wednesday on the threatening Cowichan River for local flooding.
Complicating matters, in the pre-dawn hours, a tsunami watch was issued for the outer coast of the province after a strong 8.3-magnitude earthquake northeast of Japan.
It was cancelled after several hours when regions of Japan and Alaska reported only minor 30-centimetre waves.See:
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