Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits BC flood plain on Friday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to visit British Columbia Friday as the province continues to clean up after devastating floods and landslides caused by a powerful atmospheric river.

Trudeau plans to visit Victoria and Abbotsford, the hard-hit Fraser Valley community that remains partially submerged and at risk of more flooding as a new system of three storms rolls in.

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The Prime Minister is expected to explore the flood plain and meet Mike Farnworth, Secretary of Public Safety, the Mayor of Abbotsford, Henry Braun, Sumas First Nation Chief Dalton Silver, Matsqui First Nation Chief Alice McKay, members of the Canadian Forces, first responders and volunteers.

Trudeau will later meet with Prime Minister John Horgan in Victoria and hold a 5:30 p.m. media availability.

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On Thursday, BC opened a major stretch of the Trans-Canada highway through Abbotsford, relieving a traffic bottleneck and restoring broken supply lines in the province.

That community remained wary and placed under a flood watch on Thursday night as more heavy rains hit the region, raising concerns that Washington state’s Nooksack River could flood again, causing more water to flow north of the border. . Two more showers are expected in the coming days.

Crews have been working tirelessly since last week to repair and strengthen the levees around the Sumas Prairie lowlands, some of which are under more than two meters of water.


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