Floodwaters Displace Hundreds in Abbotsford, British Columbia

Evacuation orders were still in place for hundreds of residents in Abbotsford, British Columbia, as of Thursday, November 18, days after flooding began, according to local news reports.

The City of Abbotsford issued evacuation orders for all residents in affected areas on Tuesday, as severe flooding hit in the wake of excessive rain. Several of those were rescinded late on Wednesday.

British Columbia Premier John Horgan declared a state of emergency in response to what’s been called the “storm of the century.”

This aerial footage filmed by @lobenbruckphotography, who said they filmed it on November 17, shows flooding across portions of Abbotsford.

According to local media, water was still flowing into the area from the flooded Nooksack River in Washington state on November 18. Credit: @lobenbruckphotography via Storyful

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