Evacuations Ordered as Heavy Rain Floods Southern British Columbia

Evacuations were ordered in southern British Columbia as heavy rain brought on by an atmospheric river caused mudslides and flooding.

Footage posted to Twitter shows a road in Abbotsford, a city close to the US border, inundated.

Rainfall warnings were in place in Metro Vancouver, western Fraser Valley, Whistler, Howe Sound, and parts of the Sunshine Coast, with up to 250 mm (9.8 inches) of rain expected by Monday afternoon.

According to Environment Canada, “a significant atmospheric river event is bringing copious amounts of rain to the British Columbia south coast.” Credit: Anthony Gwillim via Storyful

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