BC Floods: Communities Soaked, Cut Off Again Amid Another Atmospheric River – Global News

BC Floods: Communities Soaked, Cut Off Again Amid Another Atmospheric RiverWorldwide news Mission issues evacuation order for Benbow Street for second time – Mission City RecordMission City Record All of southwest BC under flood watch as 3rd consecutive storm rolls throughCBC.ca Weather: Rain statement issued for Coquihalla, Trans-Canada highways in the interior of BCglobalnews.ca View … Read more

BC extends state of emergency, restrictions on fuel and travel as ‘significant weather’ brings more challenges

A man uses an excavator next to a flooded farm in Abbotsford, BC, Nov. 29, 2021.JONATHAN HAYWARD/The Canadian Press British Columbia has extended a state of emergency to support flood recovery efforts, as well as orders restricting fuel purchases for non-essential vehicles and limiting travel along severely affected sections of the province’s compromised highways. Announcing … Read more

Residents in Abbotsford, BC, have ordered evacuation as constant rain threatens to flood southern parts of the county

Debris is pictured along a flooded road in Abbotsford, BC, Thursday, November 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan HaywardJONATHAN HAYWARD/The Canadian Press Residents in the Abbotsford areas were ordered from their homes early on Sunday as the constant rain over the past 24 hours again threatened to overwhelm parts of the county. Emergency services assisted in … Read more

As BC flood costs rise, county signals a shift in funding

Canadian Forces members build temporary sandbag embankment behind houses on Clayburn Creek on Nov. 24, 2021 in anticipation of a rain warning Environment Canada has forecast for the region already affected by flooding, in Abbotsford, BCDARYL DYCK/The Canadian Press After more than a decade of fruitless lobbying by local governments, BC Prime Minister John Horgan … Read more

BC communities warned to prepare for more flooding, highways closed as storms return

Debris is pictured along a flooded road in Abbotsford, BC, Thursday, November 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan HaywardJONATHAN HAYWARD/The Canadian Press Dozens of communities on British Columbia’s southern coast are on guard against flooding as the province prepares for a new storm system that will bring heavy rainfall to communities recovering less than two weeks … Read more

BC residents urged to prepare for more rain, flooding – CBC News : The National

BC residents urged to prepare for more rain, floodsCBC News: The National Hope Mayor Says District Will Be Prepared For Emergency Response This Weekend – Hope StandardHope Standard Environment Canada issues ‘red alert’ for BC as more storms approachCTV News Vancouver Two more approaching storms trigger travel warningKamloops this week View full coverage on Google … Read more

Long way to go for BC as repairs to Coquihalla Highway, the main route between Vancouver and Kamloops, begin

A collapsed section of a bridge lies in water after severe flooding and landslides on the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt, BC, as seen in an aerial view from a Canadian Forces reconnaissance flight on Nov. 22, 2021.DARYL DYCK/The Canadian Press British Columbians were given a sobering verdict on the immensity of the repairs needed … Read more

Farmers Devastated by Floods in BC Return to Heartbreaking Scenes

Fields in Abbotsford, BC, remained covered in water on Nov. 23, just over a week after the “atmospheric river” poured rain in southern BC for over a month in less than two days.Jackie Dives/The Globe and Mail Casey Guliker burst into tears when he saw what was left on his pig farm in Abbotsford, BC … Read more

Dyke breach repaired in Abbotsford after record flooding in BC

On November 20 in Abbotsford, BC, part of Highway 1 is under water. The province has declared a state of emergency after record rains that led to widespread flooding of farms, landslides and the evacuation of residents.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A major breach in Abbotsford’s Sumas Embankment successfully repaired this weekend, halting water flow from the … Read more

Ottawa deploys military to help flood BC

Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier this week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, BC, on Nov. 18.JONATHAN HAYWARD/The Canadian Press Members of the Canadian Forces are expected to begin construction Friday on a levee in the agricultural center of Abbotsford, BC, much of which is submerged after this week’s catastrophic … Read more