B.C. floods: Update on recovery coming in Abbotsford

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The B.C. authorities is offering an replace on flood recovery work in Abbotsford on Thursday, practically a 12 months after the extraordinary storms that devastated components of the neighborhood.


Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth will probably be talking at an occasion in Abbotsford at 12:15 p.m., together with Mayor Ross Siemens and Chief Dalton Silver of the Semá:th First Nation. CTV News will probably be streaming the occasion reside.


More than 3,300 residents had been compelled from their houses when a sequence of atmospheric rivers brought on the Nooksack River to overflow and flood areas of Abbotsford and the Sumas Valley. 


About 630,000 chickens, 12,000 hogs and 420 cattle died in the course of the excessive climate occasions, which additionally washed out highways and brought on landslides elsewhere in the Lower Mainland that killed 5 folks.


After the waters cleared away, officers promised to seek out options to cut back flood dangers for the Fraser Valley.


Earlier this week, Highway 8 – a key transportation route for a number of First Nations communities that was broken in the identical storms – was additionally reopened. 


The freeway was broken in 32 totally different areas in the course of the storms, with a complete of seven kilometres of the route washed away.


This is a creating story and will probably be up to date.


With recordsdata from CTV News Vancouver’s Ben Miljure and The Canadian Press


 

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