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A couple watches the light of the setting sun on the snow-covered North Shore mountains as they walk along Vancouver’s Kits Beach in 2012. Homeowners in Vancouver’s North Shore are assessing the damage after creeks overflowed and flooded streets and houses overnight.JEFF VINNICK/The Globe and Mail

Homeowners in Vancouver's North Shore are assessing the damage after creeks overflowed and flooded streets and houses overnight.

District of North Vancouver Assistant Fire Chief Michael Cairns says heavy rainfall caused culverts in roughly five different areas across the North Shore to overflow.

All available fire trucks from the District, as well as the City of North Vancouver and West Vancouver were called out and between 10 and 15 homes were evacuated at one point.

Cairns says crews spent the night clearing creeks with heavy machinery and diverting water flow from houses.

He says the flooding has mostly subsided, and municipal crews will spend the day clearing debris.

Up to 86 millimetres of rain battered the North Shore over the past 24 hours as a strong frontal system moved through B.C.'s south coast.