B.C. Floods 2021

Highway 3 east of Princeton was flooded during the atmospheric river event in late 2021. Photo Marcie Anne Roberts

EDITORIAL: California floods reminiscent of similar destruction in B.C.

Natural disasters in British Columbia have been costly

  • Jan 12, 2023

 

In this image provided by the Philippine Coast Guard, an elderly woman sits on a chair while being carried by coast guard personnel wading through floodwaters in Plaridel, Misamis Occidental province in the southern Philippines, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. Heavy rains and floods devastated parts of the Philippines over the Christmas weekend. (Philippine Coast Guard via AP)

Floods in Philippines leave 51 dead, over a dozen missing

Over 4,500 houses were damaged by the floods, along with roads and bridges

 

People walk along the Stanley Park seawall as rain falls Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022, while a small amount of snow remains after last week’s snowstorm in Vancouver. Flood watches and high streamflow advisories are posted across Vancouver Island and much of British Columbia’s inner south coast as heavy rain and high tides raise the risk of flooding after pre-Christmas snowstorms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Rain, run-off from recent snow, surging tides raise flood concerns in parts of B.C.

Flood watches in effect for Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island

 

Water flooding from a Vernon business closes main street Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Vernon street reopened after flood

A block of 30th Avenue was closed while crews were on scene

Water flooding from a Vernon business closes main street Thursday afternoon. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre offers a dazzling array of events and presentations, both local and from around the world.

Burst pipe floods Vernon theatre, cancels show

Performing Arts Centre’s main stage damaged, school Christmas concert moved

The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre offers a dazzling array of events and presentations, both local and from around the world.
A hiker passes through along a trail amidst a grove of poplar trees at the Rouge Urban National Park, in Toronto, Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The federal environment minister is warning that Ottawa will not provide disaster compensation where a province deliberately allows housing to be built in areas prone to flooding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Feds won’t help provinces for disaster compensation if housing built in flood areas

Environment minister’s comments come after Ontario reveals plans to build in ‘Greenbelt’

A hiker passes through along a trail amidst a grove of poplar trees at the Rouge Urban National Park, in Toronto, Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The federal environment minister is warning that Ottawa will not provide disaster compensation where a province deliberately allows housing to be built in areas prone to flooding. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
Tolmie Road on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford was among the areas hardest hit by the 2021 floods. The second of two men who were charged after trying to steal farm equipment in the area has now been sentenced. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

No jail time for man who tried to steal farm equipment from B.C. flood victim

Patrick Schryver one of two men arrested on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford on Dec. 15, 2021

Tolmie Road on Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford was among the areas hardest hit by the 2021 floods. The second of two men who were charged after trying to steal farm equipment in the area has now been sentenced. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
One of the dairy cows that was rescued during the flooding of Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie birthed her own calf on Nov. 8, 2022 at Phillip Graham’s dairy farm. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Life carries on at Abbotsford dairy farm where 200 cows died

Calves rescued by boat during flooding now grown heifers having calves of their own

One of the dairy cows that was rescued during the flooding of Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie birthed her own calf on Nov. 8, 2022 at Phillip Graham’s dairy farm. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
The Raincoast Conservation Foundation led a study of contaminants in the water of the Sumas Lake area following the November 2021 floods. The findings were released Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. (Alex Harris/Raincoast Conservation Foundation)

Painkillers, pesticides and cocaine among contaminants found in Fraser Valley floodwaters

Study of water samples raises ‘fundamental questions’ about health of people and fish

The Raincoast Conservation Foundation led a study of contaminants in the water of the Sumas Lake area following the November 2021 floods. The findings were released Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. (Alex Harris/Raincoast Conservation Foundation)
Auditor General of Canada Karen Hogan holds a press conference following the tabling of the AG report in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Auditor general says Canada failing First Nations in response to wildfires, floods

Report says department too reactive, instead of spending on infrastructure to mitigate damages

Auditor General of Canada Karen Hogan holds a press conference following the tabling of the AG report in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Shackan Indian Band Chief Arnold Lampreau. (Jake Courtepatte/Capital News)

Thompson-Nicola Indigenous bands still reeling from flood that destroyed highway

About 20 hectares of agricultural land lost to November 2021 flood

Shackan Indian Band Chief Arnold Lampreau. (Jake Courtepatte/Capital News)
A farm submerged by flood waters caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured in the Sumas Prairies near Chilliwack, B.C., Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. British Columbia’s agriculture minister says farmers in the Sumas Prairies had “an emotional year” as they work to recover following the province’s catastrophic flooding last November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. agriculture minister says sector is recovering well on flooding anniversary

About 630,000 chickens, 420 cattle and 12,000 hogs died in Sumas Prairie during flooding a year ago

A farm submerged by flood waters caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured in the Sumas Prairies near Chilliwack, B.C., Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. British Columbia’s agriculture minister says farmers in the Sumas Prairies had “an emotional year” as they work to recover following the province’s catastrophic flooding last November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Ships in the Marine Transportation Services shipyard are shown in Hay River, N.W.T., on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. Marine Transportation Services is owned by the N.W.T. government and provides barging services for locations along the Mackenzie River and in the western Arctic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emily Blake
Ships in the Marine Transportation Services shipyard are shown in Hay River, N.W.T., on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. Marine Transportation Services is owned by the N.W.T. government and provides barging services for locations along the Mackenzie River and in the western Arctic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emily Blake
Flooding on a rural home in the Hatzic community taken on Nov. 29, 2021, a day before the third atmospheric river event. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. communities warned to prepare for flooding when rain hits drought-ridden areas

Dry weather can increase initial flood risk, River Forecast Centre says

Flooding on a rural home in the Hatzic community taken on Nov. 29, 2021, a day before the third atmospheric river event. (Black Press Media file photo)
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LETTER: Costs result following environmental disasters

Homeowners urged to check conditions in insurance policies

  • Oct 13, 2022
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This is a locator map for Pakistan with its capital, Islamabad, and the Kashmir region. (AP Photo)

UN tells world to speed up response for flood-hit Pakistan

Monsoons have left at least 1,700 people dead and wiped out infrastructure

This is a locator map for Pakistan with its capital, Islamabad, and the Kashmir region. (AP Photo)
A resident wades through floodwaters, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, in Ubon Ratchathani province, northeastern Thailand. Authorities in Thailand are warning of possible serious floods in Bangkok and central areas, ahead of expected heavy seasonal rainfall through the rest of the week. The situation is being worsened by a large volume of water moving down from flooding in the north of the country and from discharges from brimful dams. (AP Photo/Sukanya Buontha)

More rain feeds floods in northeastern and central Thailand

More than 200,000 households have been hit by the floods so far

A resident wades through floodwaters, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, in Ubon Ratchathani province, northeastern Thailand. Authorities in Thailand are warning of possible serious floods in Bangkok and central areas, ahead of expected heavy seasonal rainfall through the rest of the week. The situation is being worsened by a large volume of water moving down from flooding in the north of the country and from discharges from brimful dams. (AP Photo/Sukanya Buontha)
Residents paddle through floodwaters in Ubon Ratchathani province, northeastern Thailand, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Heavy rainfall in northern, northeastern and central Thailand on Monday fueled severe flooding, as some areas were further threatened as the authorities had to order pressure on filled to capacity dams eased by releasing water into already overflowing rivers. (AP Photo/Nava Sangthong)

Heavy rain swells rivers, causing floods in much of Thailand

Heavy rain in northern, northeastern and central Thailand worsened severe flooding in…

Residents paddle through floodwaters in Ubon Ratchathani province, northeastern Thailand, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Heavy rainfall in northern, northeastern and central Thailand on Monday fueled severe flooding, as some areas were further threatened as the authorities had to order pressure on filled to capacity dams eased by releasing water into already overflowing rivers. (AP Photo/Nava Sangthong)
Children play outside their tent at a relief camp, in Jaffarabad, a district in the southwestern Baluchistan province, Pakistan, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. Almost 3 million children in Pakistan may miss at least one semester because of flood damage to schools, officials said Thursday, following heavy monsoon rains likely worsened by climate change. (AP Photo/Zahid Hussain)

Canada matching more donations for Pakistan flood aid, will raise cap to $5M

Recovery difficult after severe monsoons put more than one-third of Pakistan underwater

Children play outside their tent at a relief camp, in Jaffarabad, a district in the southwestern Baluchistan province, Pakistan, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. Almost 3 million children in Pakistan may miss at least one semester because of flood damage to schools, officials said Thursday, following heavy monsoon rains likely worsened by climate change. (AP Photo/Zahid Hussain)
An airplane overturned by a likely tornado produced by the outer bands of Hurricane Ian is shown, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified as it neared landfall along Florida’s southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 155 mph (250 kph), just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Floods trap many in Florida as Ian heads to South Carolina

Rescue crews piloted boats and waded through inundated streets Thursday to save…

An airplane overturned by a likely tornado produced by the outer bands of Hurricane Ian is shown, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Hurricane Ian rapidly intensified as it neared landfall along Florida’s southwest coast Wednesday morning, gaining top winds of 155 mph (250 kph), just shy of the most dangerous Category 5 status. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)