BC Flood

The massive scale of the destruction from highways to bridges was hard to believe from the atmospheric river events of 2021. (Emil Anderson Group video screenshot)

VIDEO: Emil Anderson Group reflects back on career-defining efforts to fix B.C.’s atmospheric-river damage

Repair work saw 300 workers, 200+ pieces of equipment, move 400,000 cubic metres of material

 

Sukhi Kang, the owner of Hope Panago Pizza, says it was simply “the right thing to do” when it came to feeding people during the floods. (Kemone Moodley/Hope Standard)

Pizza shop owner in Hope reflects on feeding stranded travellers

Suki Kang says he drew on experiences from Punjab hometown during the floods

 

The 2021 floods immersed Sumas Prairie properties. (Abbotsford News file photo)

IN OUR VIEW: Flood’s lessons is to prepare for tomorrow

Would we be ready today for another natural disaster?

  • Nov 19, 2022

 

The area of Marion and Campbell roads on Sumas Prairie on Nov. 22, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

WEB POLL: Do you have an emergency kit?

Or will you, soon?

  • Nov 17, 2022
The area of Marion and Campbell roads on Sumas Prairie on Nov. 22, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
The Raincoast Conservation Foundation led a study of contaminants in the water of the Sumas Lake area following the November 2021 floods. The findings were released Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. (Alex Harris/Raincoast Conservation Foundation)

Painkillers, pesticides and cocaine among contaminants found in Fraser Valley floodwaters

Study of water samples raises ‘fundamental questions’ about health of people and fish

The Raincoast Conservation Foundation led a study of contaminants in the water of the Sumas Lake area following the November 2021 floods. The findings were released Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. (Alex Harris/Raincoast Conservation Foundation)
Jeff Morrow’s Atkins Road property was heavily damaged by flood waters during the record-breaking Nov. 15, 2021 storm. (Black Press Media file photo)

A year after record-breaking storm nearly took his house, B.C. man shares costly journey

Jeff Morrow thankful for the support he has received, feels better support system still needed

Jeff Morrow’s Atkins Road property was heavily damaged by flood waters during the record-breaking Nov. 15, 2021 storm. (Black Press Media file photo)
Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Build back better group urges B.C. to adopt best practices for Lower Mainland flood planning

‘We can’t stop at repairs; we need to prepare for future events,’ says Lina Azeez, member of group

Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, Nov. 30, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

One year after disastrous B.C. flooding, fear of new climate disasters loom

Human-induced climate change greatly increasing risk of such events, says UVic scientist

Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, Nov. 30, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force were recently recognized for their above-and-beyond efforts in rescueing stranded motorists during the atmospheric river disaster in Agassiz-Harrison in 2021. (File Photo)

B.C. rescue squad praised for rescuing trapped drivers during last year’s floods

The RCAF 442nd Squadron awarded Barry Marsden Memorial Award

Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force were recently recognized for their above-and-beyond efforts in rescueing stranded motorists during the atmospheric river disaster in Agassiz-Harrison in 2021. (File Photo)
Access to three other properties has been cut off by the slide. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.

‘Endless’: B.C. family recounts year-long fight for flooding compensation

“Little of this makes sense,” says Dean Janes

Access to three other properties has been cut off by the slide. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, B.C., Nov. 30, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Flood mitigation crucial to preventing future disasters: Senate report on B.C.’s 2021 floods

Future flood damages could be 10-times worse, one witness testified

Debris from receding flood waters is pictured along a road as heavy rains form an atmospheric river continue in Abbotsford, B.C., Nov. 30, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Rising flood waters are seen surrounding barns in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. B.C.’s Ombudsperson is hoping to speak with people who were impacted by 2021 floods and wildfires to determine how well the government responded. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

B.C.’s Ombudsperson wants to hear from people impacted by 2021 floods, wildfires

Office is investigating whether provincial support programs were administered fairly

Rising flood waters are seen surrounding barns in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. B.C.’s Ombudsperson is hoping to speak with people who were impacted by 2021 floods and wildfires to determine how well the government responded. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Wendy McCulloch (third from the left), Executive Director of Community Futures British Columbia, and Naina Sloan (third from the right), Vice President of programs and partners with the Pacific Economic Development Canada, with representatives of the communities receiving a portion of the funding. (Zachary Delaney)

Feds kick in $5.5 million to help B.C. mitigate economic effects of disasters

Funds given to Community Futures British Columbia to distribute to small business and non-profits

Wendy McCulloch (third from the left), Executive Director of Community Futures British Columbia, and Naina Sloan (third from the right), Vice President of programs and partners with the Pacific Economic Development Canada, with representatives of the communities receiving a portion of the funding. (Zachary Delaney)
An atmospheric river has led to flooding across Metro Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)

Vulnerable populations in B.C. more at risk to flooding: study

Flood mitigation plans must take demographics into account

  • Aug 29, 2022
An atmospheric river has led to flooding across Metro Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. (Shane MacKichan)
Mudslide Highway 8. (Shackan Indian Band/ Facebook)

Mudslide hits Highway 8 once again, devastating weather-torn area near Merritt

Highway 8 is closed for more than 4 kilometres west of Merritt

Mudslide Highway 8. (Shackan Indian Band/ Facebook)
Volunteers played ‘Tetris’ to get goods into light planes during the November flood relief efforts based out of Langley Regional Airport. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township helps fund volunteer relief pilots group

Local pilots organized after their aid flights during last November’s floods

Volunteers played ‘Tetris’ to get goods into light planes during the November flood relief efforts based out of Langley Regional Airport. (Langley Advance Times files)
A man cycles through water covering a road in the closed, flooded campgrounds at Derby Reach Regional Park on Monday, July 4. Water levels on the Fraser River are believed to have peaked Monday and are now dropping. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Evacuation alert rescinded in North Langley as Fraser River peaks, recedes

Water levels are going down and forecasts say no immediate danger of a flood

A man cycles through water covering a road in the closed, flooded campgrounds at Derby Reach Regional Park on Monday, July 4. Water levels on the Fraser River are believed to have peaked Monday and are now dropping. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A Canadian Pacific freight train travels above the Thompson River near Lytton, B.C., on August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

New flood watch, high stream advisories, evacuation alerts as rains swell B.C. rivers

‘Sharp rises’ in Nechako River system water levels near Vanderhoof and west of Prince George

A Canadian Pacific freight train travels above the Thompson River near Lytton, B.C., on August 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team prepare to launch from the Peachland Yacht Club. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Body of missing Calgary man found in Okanagan Lake

Oluwaseun Samson Adedeji found 1.5 kilometres from where he went missing

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team prepare to launch from the Peachland Yacht Club. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
British Columbia's provincial flag flies in Ottawa on Friday July 3, 2020. Environment Canada says the first hot spell of the year is about to settle over much of British Columbia, bringing temperatures in the low to mid-30s until at least early next week.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Rain, impending heat wave prompt warning and raise flood potential in B.C.

Thunderstorms, rain, melting snow have the potential to push those waterways above flood stage

British Columbia's provincial flag flies in Ottawa on Friday July 3, 2020. Environment Canada says the first hot spell of the year is about to settle over much of British Columbia, bringing temperatures in the low to mid-30s until at least early next week.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld