British Columbia Sun

Thursday, September 28, 2023

B.C. officials urge South Coast citizens advancing of hurricanes

Key takeaways: 

  • Prime Minister to visit on Friday as a group of hurricanes of growing intensity hammered the province.
  • Soldiers work on flood restoration in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday only one day before the beginning in a combination of three more hurricanes are supposed to bring extreme rain to the province.

BC south coast residents warned ahead of storms: 

Officials are urging citizens on B.C.’s south coast to batten down the hatches and be ready to flee if they live in a flood region as a set of storms slams the previously hard-hit area.

Provincial Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth, in a Thursday press conference, did not divide words when speaking about another set of atmospheric rivers that crashed southwest B.C. overnight into Thursday and which are determined to bring up to 80 millimetres of rainfall to regions already smitten by extensive flooding current week.

“The time to prepare is now,” he stated. Source –

Farnworth urged citizens in the province to have a crisis kit at their house and in their vehicle with food, water, blankets and other life-saving stocks on hold. 

The B.C. government has been censured for not doing sufficient to warn people about weather situations last week after constant rains induced lethal mudslides, mass removals due to flooding and damaged highway infrastructure.

Also read: Justin Trudeau to inspect B.C.’s flood destroyed Fraser Valley

Provincial officials are warning people that Environment Canada and Drive B.C. give alerts and updates on climate and road situations.

The front of three storms in the forecast has already hit, with another supposed early Saturday and the most powerful and ultimate storm to crash land Tuesday. 

For many areas over the South Coast, this will be the all-time wettest month on release, according to CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe.

Farnworth stated 250 channels have been examined because of the approaching storms, road teams are reaching by and emergency workers have also come from Alberta to aid where required.

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