BC officials provide update in Abbotsford amid flooding, evacuation order | LIVE
CA, 17 Nov 2021
Officials in Abbotsford, B.C., are expected to provide an update Wednesday after doubling down on an evacuation order Tuesday. The city has urged all residents who remain in the Sumas Prairie to leave immediately amid further flooding that’s expected to be “catastrophic.”
An evacuation order was issued earlier Tuesday for the entire portion of the Sumas Prairie to the Chilliwack border in the eastern Fraser Valley after the torrential weekend rain.
But at a late-night news conference, Mayor Henry Braun said about 300 people, including farmers, have refused to leave.
Torrential rain drenched much of B.C. on Sunday and Monday as an atmospheric river descended on the province. Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding, landslides, and road closures of numerous highways, including all main routes to Vancouver.
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