British Columbia Resident Drives Through Deep Floodwaters in City of Merritt

An evacuation order was issued for the city of Merritt on Monday, November 15, as flooding and mudslides impacted southern British Columbia.

Access into Merritt was prohibited as of 4 pm on Monday, according to officials. Floodwaters inundated two bridges across the Coldwater River and prevented access to the third, the City of Merritt said.

City officials deemed water undrinkable even if boiled and warned residents to stop non-essential water use.

This footage filmed by Instagram user @disfordarin shows him navigating through deep floodwaters. Credit: @disfordarin via Storyful

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