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This photo provided by the New York City Police Department shows flooding on New York York’s Upper East Side, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. The remnants of Hurricane Ida inundated large swaths of the northeastern U.S. with historic and unanticipated fury Wednesday night, killing several people in flooding in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. (New York City Police Department. via AP)

VIDEO: Death toll rises after Ida’s remnants hit Northeast U.S.

In New York City, officials banned travel for all but emergency vehicles until early Thursday

 

Vehicles come to rest in a stream Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, in Waverly, Tenn. Heavy rains caused flooding Saturday in Middle Tennessee and have resulted in multiple deaths as homes and rural roads were washed away. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee floods tear 7-month-old twins from father’s arms

Babies were two of 18 victims claimed by the catastrophic flooding Saturday

 

Flood risk assessment for the Vedder River is one of 38 flood planning projects that has been awarded provincial funding through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund program. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

38 B.C. communities receive millions in provincial funding for flood planning

Program ‘vital in helping communities prepare for local emergencies,’ says minister Mike Farnworth

 

A soldier walks on a temporary bridge set up by military in Bozkurt town of Kastamonu province, Turkey, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, after flooding. Turkey sent ships to help evacuate people and vehicles from a northern town on the Black Sea that was hard hit by flooding, as the death toll in the disaster rose Sunday to at least 62 and more people than that remained missing. (AP Photo)

Flooding death toll in Turkey climbs to 70; dozens missing

Torrential rains battered the country’s northwestern Black Sea provinces on Aug. 11

A soldier walks on a temporary bridge set up by military in Bozkurt town of Kastamonu province, Turkey, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, after flooding. Turkey sent ships to help evacuate people and vehicles from a northern town on the Black Sea that was hard hit by flooding, as the death toll in the disaster rose Sunday to at least 62 and more people than that remained missing. (AP Photo)
Chief Clifford Bull of the Lac Seul First Nation shows his ceremonial headdress in his office in Frenchman’s Head, Ont., Tuesday, April 24, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

Supreme Court sides with Lac Seul First Nation over flooding compensation

In an 8-1 ruling Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada set aside a $30-million award

Chief Clifford Bull of the Lac Seul First Nation shows his ceremonial headdress in his office in Frenchman’s Head, Ont., Tuesday, April 24, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
Hail storm hits Invermere July 2, 2021, amid a hasty wildfire season in the rest of B.C. (Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce)

‘The heavens opened up’: Invermere hit with flash-flooding, hail as southern B.C. burns

The July 2 weather event in Invermere was over as quickly as it started

Hail storm hits Invermere July 2, 2021, amid a hasty wildfire season in the rest of B.C. (Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce)
The Chilcotin River below Big Creek, as seen here flooding in July 2019, is under a flood warning in June of 2021 due to high temperatures. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

Heat wave mixed with snowmelt puts Cariboo rivers on flood watch

The BC River Forecast Centre says river levels in the upper Fraser and Chilcotin will rise

The Chilcotin River below Big Creek, as seen here flooding in July 2019, is under a flood warning in June of 2021 due to high temperatures. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)
A whitewater kayaker does a roll as he paddles on the Yukon River in Whitehorse, YK, Friday, July, 22, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

100-year flood level on Yukon River prompts warning to village of Carmacks

Rapid melt of the winter snowpack concerning as river levels are currently at critical thresholds

A whitewater kayaker does a roll as he paddles on the Yukon River in Whitehorse, YK, Friday, July, 22, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Himalayan Life helped finance the construction of Nepal’s Yangri Academic Centre and dormitories after a 2015 earthquake devastated the valley, killing more than 9,000 people. (Screen grab/Peter Schaeublin)

B.C. charity founder pledges to rebuild Nepalese school swept away by flash floods

Six years after an earthquake killed more than 9,000 people, Nepal faces another catastrophy

Himalayan Life helped finance the construction of Nepal’s Yangri Academic Centre and dormitories after a 2015 earthquake devastated the valley, killing more than 9,000 people. (Screen grab/Peter Schaeublin)
Metro Vancouver’s in for a few days of wet weather with as much as 50 millimetres of rain expected in the region by Thursday (May 27), according to Environment Canada. (Black Press Media files)

Heavy rain showers forecast for Metro Vancouver starting Wednesday

A special weather alert from Environment Canada says up to 50 millimetres could soak the region by Thursday night

Metro Vancouver’s in for a few days of wet weather with as much as 50 millimetres of rain expected in the region by Thursday (May 27), according to Environment Canada. (Black Press Media files)
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B.C. homeowners are being urged to take steps to prepare for the possibility of a flood by moving equipment and other assets to higher ground. (J.R. Rardon)

‘Entire province faces risk’: B.C. citizens urged to prepare for above-average spring flooding

Larger-than-normal melting snowpack poses a threat to the province as warmer weather touches down

B.C. homeowners are being urged to take steps to prepare for the possibility of a flood by moving equipment and other assets to higher ground. (J.R. Rardon)
Gravel removal in the Vedder River was last done in the summer of 2016. If provincial funding is approved, a joint study between the cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack will look at flood risk and mitigation planning, including sediment removal.

City of Abbotsford applies for grant for Vedder River flood-risk study

Assessment would be joint project with the City of Chilliwack

Gravel removal in the Vedder River was last done in the summer of 2016. If provincial funding is approved, a joint study between the cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack will look at flood risk and mitigation planning, including sediment removal.
Dylan Murdy, 20, works to fill a hole in a berm with sandbags on July 6, 2020 at a property on Carey Point in Chilliwack. The area is experiencing record flooding that has destroyed crops and seeped into homes in the unprotected area. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Some Chilliwack residents dealing with water on land and underground

City reminds homeowners to be ready for basement floods as Fraser River and water table rises

Dylan Murdy, 20, works to fill a hole in a berm with sandbags on July 6, 2020 at a property on Carey Point in Chilliwack. The area is experiencing record flooding that has destroyed crops and seeped into homes in the unprotected area. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
The Cache Creek fire hall escaped flooding in April 2020 (pictured), but rapidly rising water levels following heavy rainfall on July 1 choked a culvert near the hall and caused flooding to it and a nearby park. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

300 Cache Creek residents on evacuation alert due to flood risk as river rises

Heavy rainfall on Canada Day has river rising steadily, threatening 175 properties

The Cache Creek fire hall escaped flooding in April 2020 (pictured), but rapidly rising water levels following heavy rainfall on July 1 choked a culvert near the hall and caused flooding to it and a nearby park. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Boys on homemade rafts and men in canoes on Mill Street during the flood of 1894. The photo was taken at the corner of Wellington looking north on Mill Street. Two houses in the background are the residences of W.A. Rose and G. Wilkinson, Victoria Ave. West. Benjamin Southwell Bradshaw sitting in canoe. Two of five boys on raft include Roy Chadsey and Alex Chadsey. Norm McGillivray visible on right with dog. Don McGillivray standing behind Norm. (Photograph courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives 682).

PHOTOS: Looking back at the floods of 1894 and 1948 in Chilliwack

Archive images show aerial views of high water in downtown Chilliwack, boys on homemade rafts

Boys on homemade rafts and men in canoes on Mill Street during the flood of 1894. The photo was taken at the corner of Wellington looking north on Mill Street. Two houses in the background are the residences of W.A. Rose and G. Wilkinson, Victoria Ave. West. Benjamin Southwell Bradshaw sitting in canoe. Two of five boys on raft include Roy Chadsey and Alex Chadsey. Norm McGillivray visible on right with dog. Don McGillivray standing behind Norm. (Photograph courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives 682).
A flood evacuation alert is in effect for portions of the FVRD, including Area C, shown mapped out here. (Graphic/Paul Henderson)

FVRD flooding evacuation alerts in effect

Unprotected areas affected include parts of Morris Valley Road and Lougheed Highway

A flood evacuation alert is in effect for portions of the FVRD, including Area C, shown mapped out here. (Graphic/Paul Henderson)
UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding

UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding

An evacuation alert covers all areas except the Cities of Castelgar and Nelson

UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding
Residents at Carey Point in Chilliwack received their first notice from the City of Chilliwack, sent out on May 1, 2020, that the Fraser River may topple over the bank and flood properties. There are 18 properties at risk in the area, which is outside the city’s dike system. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Carey Point residents notified of potential flooding of properties

City of Chilliwack issues first notice to unprotected homes and farms as Fraser River rises

Residents at Carey Point in Chilliwack received their first notice from the City of Chilliwack, sent out on May 1, 2020, that the Fraser River may topple over the bank and flood properties. There are 18 properties at risk in the area, which is outside the city’s dike system. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
A resident of an apartment building on Rowcliffe Avenue looks over the flooded entryway of his building on May 7, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)

PHOTOS: Kelowna residents frustrated after Mill Creek floods homes

Residents living along Sutherland Avenue and Ethel Street are affected by the flooding

A resident of an apartment building on Rowcliffe Avenue looks over the flooded entryway of his building on May 7, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)