"How Bad Is The Pacific North-West Flooding And What Caused It?"

"Flooding and landslides have devastated the western seaboard of Canada and the US, months after the region suffered a record-breaking heatwave"

"A huge storm dumped record rainfall across swathes of British Columbia in Canada and Washington State in the US between Saturday and Monday.

Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes, others became trapped on cut-off roads, and several towns were completely cut off. Mud and landslides have destroyed parts of major highways. British Columbia’s premier issued a state of emergency on Wednesday and troops have been deployed to help those still stranded.

The port of Vancouver, the largest in Canada, was forced to suspend all rail access, and the city itself was all but cut off from the rest of Canada. At least one person has been confirmed dead and others are missing."

Chris Watson, Finbarr Sheehy, and Pete Guest report for the Guardian November 18, 2021.


"Canada Hit By Heavy Rains And Floods In British Columbia – In Pictures" (Guardian)

"Explainer: How A 'River In The Sky' Caused Massive Flooding In Canada" (Reuters)

"British Columbia Sees Death Toll Rising From Massive Flood; Ottawa Pledges Aid" (Reuters)

Source: Guardian, 11/18/2021