British Columbia Sun

Thursday, September 28, 2023

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

Key takeaways: 

  • More further storms are anticipated this weekend, as Highway 1 opens within Fraser Valley.
  • The prime minister is ready to visit the destroyed city on Friday in his initial visit since extensive floods and landslides hit B.C. almost two weeks ago. 

Trudeau to visit BC floods devastating situation: 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will come to British Columbia on Friday for his initial visit since record-breaking rain prompted widespread flooding and mudslides in the region — and just as also storms are forecast to strike this weekend.

The prime minister will travel the city of Abbotsford in the Fraser Valley, east of Vancouver, which has been especially banged firm by the floods. 

Trudeau is recorded to speak to volunteers and first responders there, along with Matsqui First Nation Chief Alice McKay, Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun, and citizens hit by the floods. 

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Hundreds of citizens in the province, many of them farmers and growers, are still out of their houses because of the great loss.

Following on Friday, Trudeau will meet with Premier John Horgan and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth and give updates on federal support for the disaster.

Farnworth told a press conference on Thursday that citizens in flood-prone sections of the region should be provided for more evacuations as more storms move in.

The beginning of three storms in the forecast came on Thursday, with another anticipated early Saturday and the most powerful and ultimate storm to crash land on Tuesday.

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