B.C. Floods 2021

People who were stranded by high water due to flooding are rescued by a volunteer operating a boat in Abbotsford, B.C., on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Abbotsford mayor worries for community as rescuers overwhelmed by flooding

Impassable highways creating havoc as rescuers try to get people to evacuation centres

People who were stranded by high water due to flooding are rescued by a volunteer operating a boat in Abbotsford, B.C., on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A car is seen in a flooded ditch along a road in Chilliwack, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Climate making disasters like B.C. rain more frequent and more intense: scientists

Too early to know the extent to which climate change contributed

A car is seen in a flooded ditch along a road in Chilliwack, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Experts say B.C. rainstorms highlight increasing flood risks and need to prepare

Insurers say flood damage is already by far the most expensive type of extreme weather risk

A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A Canadian Pacific Rail maintenance worker climbs onto a locomotive at the company’s Port Coquitlam yard east of Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday May 23, 2012. Canada’s two largest railways are facing service disruptions following mudslides that have wiped out tracks in British Columbia and caused at least one partial derailment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Heavy rains, mudslides cause railway service disruptions in B.C.

Track outages are hampering the movement of goods to and from the country’s largest port in Vancouver

A Canadian Pacific Rail maintenance worker climbs onto a locomotive at the company’s Port Coquitlam yard east of Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday May 23, 2012. Canada’s two largest railways are facing service disruptions following mudslides that have wiped out tracks in British Columbia and caused at least one partial derailment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford flood damage: Nov. 16, 2021 (Photos by Sophia Middleton)

VIDEO: Woman captures aerial footage of flood devastation in Abbotsford

Sophia Middleton’s photos show Highway 1 and surrounding area submerged

Abbotsford flood damage: Nov. 16, 2021 (Photos by Sophia Middleton)
Dairy cows walk in a pasture in Surrey, B.C., on August 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. milk farmers told to throw out product as flood-ravaged highways cut off access to Canada

Flooding has cut off the ability to transport milk to consumers

Dairy cows walk in a pasture in Surrey, B.C., on August 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The White Rock Pier was temporarily closed Monday (Nov. 15) due to weather. (Alex Browne photo)

White Rock’s pier reopens following closure due to high winds, tide

Precautionary closure lifted as storm subsides

The White Rock Pier was temporarily closed Monday (Nov. 15) due to weather. (Alex Browne photo)
Search and rescue personnel help flood evacuees disembark from a helicopter in Agassiz, B.C. on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Helicopters rescue 275 stranded B.C. motorists, efforts now turn to debris field

More than 20 emergency centres have been activated to help house stranded travellers

Search and rescue personnel help flood evacuees disembark from a helicopter in Agassiz, B.C. on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Tania and Scott with their dog, sitting inside a fogged-up car, waiting for help to arrive. (Tania Honeysett/Special to The News)

‘Everyone’s helping each other’: Maple Ridge woman trapped on Hwy. 7 due to mudslide

People getting airlifted, but not enough communication, point out the stranded

Tania and Scott with their dog, sitting inside a fogged-up car, waiting for help to arrive. (Tania Honeysett/Special to The News)
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VIDEO: Search and Rescue helicopters bring Lougheed Highway evacuees to shelter in Agassiz

Helicopters have been running non-stop since Monday morning

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An unmoored barge appears to have run aground at Vancouver’s Sunset Beach on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Jorge Amigo)

VIDEO: Barge on the loose in choppy waters runs aground near Vancouver walkway

Stanley Park and Seawall have been closed due to waves and strong winds

An unmoored barge appears to have run aground at Vancouver’s Sunset Beach on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Jorge Amigo)
Ronda Caron took this photo of the flood in Princeton. (Facebook)

Man rescued after being swept away in Princeton flood waters; caution urged near river banks

Waters continue to rise in Princeton from the Tulameen River

Ronda Caron took this photo of the flood in Princeton. (Facebook)
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Emergency boarding, hotline launched for animals evacuated in B.C. floods

BC SPCA urging pet owners to be prepared for an emergency

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A portion of Highway 11 in Abbotsford is closed on Monday (Nov. 15) due to damage caused by flooding. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)

Abbotsford declares state of local emergency; evacuation order for neighbourhood due to flooding

Flooding and mudslides continue to impact city amid torrential rainstorm

A portion of Highway 11 in Abbotsford is closed on Monday (Nov. 15) due to damage caused by flooding. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)
Fraser Highway was closed off westbound heading into Langley City. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley drenched by downpour

Heavy rain closes roads, snarls traffic

Fraser Highway was closed off westbound heading into Langley City. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Cars remain underwater on Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton. Photo Andrea DeMeer.

‘You will drown’: Princeton RCMP warn against driving through flood water

‘Human life is the most important thing’

Cars remain underwater on Fenchurch Avenue in Princeton. Photo Andrea DeMeer.
Heavy rains have flooded the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey hatchery under water

Stay off the roads if you can: Surrey RCMP

Heavy rains have flooded the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)
Mudslide that's closed Highway 7 near Agassiz on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, leaving more than 100 people trapped along the route. (B.C. Transportation Ministry photo)

UPDATE: 9 people sent to hospital as mudslide has up to 100 cars trapped on Hwy.7 near Agassiz

Public safety minister says getting trapped people out is the top priority

Mudslide that's closed Highway 7 near Agassiz on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, leaving more than 100 people trapped along the route. (B.C. Transportation Ministry photo)
An RV became submerged in the swollen Coquihalla River in Hope, as heavy rains caused chaos on the highways around the town. (Facebook)

B.C. STORM: 5,500 Hope hydro customers without power as outage still under assessment

Chaos on highways hampering efforts to restore power to 6,000 customers in Hope area

An RV became submerged in the swollen Coquihalla River in Hope, as heavy rains caused chaos on the highways around the town. (Facebook)
Merritt on Monday, Nov. 15, following torrential downpour for several hours, sparking flooding and evacuation orders. (Bailee Allen photo)

Merritt under evacuation order as flooding wreaks havoc across B.C.

Evacuation order issued for all of Colletteville and the wastewater treatment plant has failed

Merritt on Monday, Nov. 15, following torrential downpour for several hours, sparking flooding and evacuation orders. (Bailee Allen photo)