British Columbia floods

This item appears on page 5 of the January 2022 issue.

A record-breaking storm struck British Columbia, Canada, on Nov. 15, causing severe flooding and landslides. The amount of rain that fell in 24 hours was as much as the average monthly rainfall for November in that province, Canada’s westernmost. At least one woman was killed when her car was washed off a road, and two people were missing at press time. Thousands of farm animals, including chickens and cattle, died in floods.

The port city of Vancouver was completely cut off due to damage to roads and railways. Thousands of people living in smaller communities in British Columbia were trapped by flood waters, requiring rescue.