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B.C. floods cause at least $450 million in damage, Insurance Bureau of Canada reports
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B.C. floods cause at least $450 million in damage, Insurance Bureau of Canada reports

VANCOUVER — The Insurance Bureau of Canada estimates the insured damage caused by flooding in British Columbia last month at $450 million, calling it the “most costly severe weather event in the province’s history.” However, the overall costs are expected to be much higher since many people affected by the flooding in southwestern B.C. were...

Worst of B.C. weather over; massive cleanup, rebuild ahead, says government
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Worst of B.C. weather over; massive cleanup, rebuild ahead, says government

VICTORIA, December 2, 2021 — The successive storms that brutalized southern British Columbia with floods and slides caused by record amounts of rainfall were declared over Thursday, but now the cleanup and costly rebuild lie ahead, says the public safety minister. The work will involve repairing vital transportation routes crippled by floods and slides, restoring...

‘Parade of storms’ expected in British Columbia: Environment Canada
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‘Parade of storms’ expected in British Columbia: Environment Canada

November 22, 2021–Environment and Climate Change Canada is warning that more rainfall is expected in B.C. this week and it will likely affect areas that are still recovering from last week’s floods. Warning preparedness meteorologist Armel Castellan said a “parade of storms” is expected throughout the fall and winter in the province. “The forecast going...

‘I was in shock’: Merritt, B.C., resident reeling from flood and evacuation
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‘I was in shock’: Merritt, B.C., resident reeling from flood and evacuation

MERRITT, BRITISH COLUMBIA — The streets of Merritt, B.C., remained mostly empty Friday with the occasional emergency or maintenance vehicle making its way down snow-covered roads, while its 7,000 residents must wait to return to their evacuated homes. Any vehicle driving through the community, about 100 kilometres south of Kamloops, has to be escorted. Many...