“I’VE SEEN FIRE and I’ve seen rain.” So go the lyrics of a hit song by James Taylor.
We saw that last year in many parts of the province. And we are being warned almost daily now about the potential of another year similar to last.
Even though relatively few areas have very high snowpacks, the warnings are out there.
Clearwater, Kamloops, Merritt and parts of the Okanagan always have the potential for a rapid runoff if the temperatures rise quickly.
Wildfires can hit quickly, and we had instances in Lytton and Monte Lake last year where populated areas were destroyed.
Few will ever forget the flooding last fall that put much of the Fraser Valley underwater.
Doug Collins has had a wide background in the broadcast industry, having done virtually every type of news and sports broadcasting, including news anchor, sports play-by-play, and editorialist. His “One Man’s Opinion” aired on TV from 1973- 2013. He retired from his management roles in the station in October, 2018, but continues to write his column.