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PHOTOS: Eastern Sumas Prairie still submerged in floodwaters

Tour of Abbotsford’s hardest hit areas on Tuesday morning shows damage

A tour of Sumas Prairie on Monday morning (Nov. 22) shows a region still covered by floodwaters.

Const. Paul Walker, the Abbotsford Police’s Department’s media officer, took Abbotsford News reporter Vikki Hopes to some of Abbotsford’s hardest hit areas.

Walker said that, although waters have receded in the days since the catastrophic rain and floods hit last Sunday and Monday (Nov. 14 and 15), there are still many portions of the community that haven’t seen any relief.

He said people who have seen areas previously under water – such as the Whatcom Road area – now bare and dry might not grasp the seriousness of the situation elsewhere in the city.

The tour covered Highway 1 eastbound between No. 4 and No. 3 roads, the area of Marion and Campbell roads, the Barrowtown Pump Station and a breach in the dike at Cole Road.

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Vikki Hopes

About the Author: Vikki Hopes

I have been a journalist for almost 40 years, and have been at the Abbotsford News since 1991.
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