PHOTOS: Floodwaters rise and fall in Grand Forks

Signs of hope pop up around Grand Forks on Sunday night. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)Signs of hope pop up around Grand Forks on Sunday night. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
Signs of hope pop up around Grand Forks on Sunday night. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)Signs of hope pop up around Grand Forks on Sunday night. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
Flooding, May 10-12, 2018. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)Flooding, May 10-12, 2018. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Flooding, May 10-12, 2018. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)Flooding, May 10-12, 2018. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
BC Wildfire firefighters empty sandbags as the threat of flooding recedes on Sunday. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)BC Wildfire firefighters empty sandbags as the threat of flooding recedes on Sunday. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
Work gloves left behind from flood clean-up lie on a bench in Grand Forks’ downtown. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)Work gloves left behind from flood clean-up lie on a bench in Grand Forks’ downtown. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
A Mountie from Barriere stands guard at a bridge in Grand Forks. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)A Mountie from Barriere stands guard at a bridge in Grand Forks. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
PHOTOS: Floodwaters rise and fall in Grand Forks
PHOTOS: Floodwaters rise and fall in Grand Forks
PHOTOS: Floodwaters rise and fall in Grand Forks
PHOTOS: Floodwaters rise and fall in Grand Forks
Volunteers help clean up sandbags in Grand Forks’ downtown Sunday. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)Volunteers help clean up sandbags in Grand Forks’ downtown Sunday. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
A woman picks her way among the sandbags in Grand Forks Sunday night. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)A woman picks her way among the sandbags in Grand Forks Sunday night. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
A home in danger of collapse in Grand Forks. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)A home in danger of collapse in Grand Forks. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
Canadian Forces soldiers help with flood protection on the 68 Street bridge. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)Canadian Forces soldiers help with flood protection on the 68 Street bridge. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)

As the floodwaters recede from Grand Forks and the surrounding Kootenay-Boundary region, the cleanup begins.