Evacuation orders have been issued to the Huntingdon village area of Abbotsford as it continues to rain in the already flooded southern part of British Columbia.
Residents were told that they had to leave the area immediately as paramedics were working to support evacuation activities.
Flood warnings for the Tula Mean, Simil Kameen, Cold Water and Nikola rivers were also issued overnight.
Mayor Abbotsford is “extremely concerned” about Sunday’s new flood risk
The second of a series of atmospheric rivers moved on Saturday, resulting in stable rainfall that the Canadian Ministry of the Environment expects to not allow until this afternoon. However, it is predicted that a third atmospheric river, which is probably even stronger, will arrive on Tuesday.
The Squamish-Lillooet area has issued evacuation warnings for 18 properties in the Pemberton Meadows area, and the Thompson-Nicola area has issued evacuation warnings for another 49 properties outside the Merritt and Spence Bridge. Did. People who live there are advised to pack their necessities and be ready to leave immediately if the situation worsens.
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Dozens of communities continue to monitor floods, and weather warnings are now posted throughout Southern British Columbia.
As a preemptive measure, Highway 1 through Fraser Canyon, Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton, and Highway 99 between Pemberton and Liloette were closed yesterday in a storm warning. The Ministry of Transport states that the highway was previously affected by extreme weather and that reopening depends on weather conditions.
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BC Drive also reported overnight that the flood had closed 4.8 kilometers of Maple Ridge Highway 7.
In Abbotsford’s major agricultural area, Mayor Henry Brown said yesterday that he was confident that the city could handle this weekend’s rainfall, but could not handle another overflow of the Nuuksak River to Suma Prairie.
Nuuksack is running south of the border, and Brown said US officials had informed him that the embankment had been damaged by the last flood.
The mayor added that he had discussed with Prime Ministers Justin Trudeau and John Horgan the importance of long-term support for important embankments and drainage infrastructure.
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More rain in BC ordered the Abbotsford area to evacuate
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