A good friend of mine was flying over #Abbotsford for the November 1990 flood. Happened to take a picture in almost the same spot, so I put the together! Credit to Barb Bell for the 11Nov1990 image. Right side is 17Nov2021. #BCStorm#SumasPrairie#Flood
And just like that he is under an evacuation order next according to Abbotsford Police. He has been asked to leave the hotel and shut down until further notice. He believes the mayor has done a tremendous job keeping everyone informed. I agree! 👌@weathernetwork#BCStorm#BCFlood
‼️Sunshine Coast/Coast Mountains‼️ An additional 200 mm of rainfall across higher terrain in the highest pockets. Washouts, mudslides, landslides likely. Up to 50-75 mm across Metro Vancouver. Avoid Travel. #BCFlood#BCStorm
Astounding view from space of a several thousand mile-long atmospheric river being pushed across the North Pacific into British Columbia by an exceptionally strong Pacific jet extension. #BCstorm#BCflood
We’re in the middle of one of the most intense series of storms we’ve seen in southwest BC, intensified by climate change. Be ready and prepare for heavy rains — they could worsen existing flooding or create new flooding and increase risk to our highways.
This is Danny Crowell - he is manager of the CLARION Hotel and conference Centre in Abbotsford B.C. He recalls the flooding event only two weeks ago and how his hotel was inundated with 4 feet of water. @weathernetwork#BCStorm#BCFloods
The #BCStorm is shaping up to be the most expensive weather-related disaster in Canadian history. We need to change the way we make decisions on infrastructure to account for a warming climate.
Find out what can be done to protect communities.
We’ve been asked why some highways are given 60km/h speed limits. Its due to ground saturation. Because of the #BCstorm, the ground under the road could be soft and travelling at higher speeds could further damage it.
Safety is our priority.
📸 - #BChwy1 Sumas area from Friday
We’re watching back to back atmospheric rivers forecast to hit BC, the 1st one starts tomorrow (Nov 27). The 2nd begins on Tuesday (Nov 30).
There is a significant risk of flooding & more impacts on vulnerable landscapes & infrastructure. #bcstorm
Updated: B.C. is being hit with a second atmospheric river that has forced another evacuation order for #Abbotsford and more flood watches. A third, possibly more intense, storm is forecast for Tuesday. Watch this file for live updates. #BCStorm#BCFlood
I don't think I have ever seen so much #BC weather coverage; whether on social media, in the news (both locally AND globally) and talked about in the office than I have in the last 6 months.
It's hard to keep up!