"Flood-Hit Canada Province Braces For Heavy Rain, Three Bodies Found"

"ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - Searchers located three bodies swept away by landslides in British Columbia, officials said on Saturday, after record rainfall that paralyzed parts of the province, leading to food and fuel shortages.

Canada's westernmost province declared a state of emergency after a phenomenon known as an "atmospheric river" brought a month's worth of rain in two days. The rainfall washed out roads and railways, cutting off Vancouver and the lower mainland region from the rest of the country, and blocking access to some towns entirely.

Another similar weather system is forecast to hit northern British Columbia on Sunday and bring heavy rains to the lower mainland, according to Environment Canada."

Jennifer Gauthier and Amran Abocar report for Reuters November 20, 2021.


"Flood-Hit Canadian Province Limits Fuel, Non-Essential Travel" (Reuters)

"Canadians Stranded By Floods Cram Into Tiny Lodge, Wait For Rescue" (Reuters)

"Canada Flood Shows How Climate Change Could Fuel Atmospheric River Storms" (Reuters)

"Vancouver Is Marooned by Flooding and Besieged Again by Climate Change" (New York Times)

Source: Reuters, 11/22/2021