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Evacuation order issued for Hatzic Prairie

Order issued by FVRD due to immediate danger to life, health, and property

 

An Abbotsford woman created this painting and auctioned it off as a way to help raise money for the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund. (Shaina Conn Instagram)

Abbotsford woman raises close to $1,000 for flood relief with cow painting

Sumas Prairie resident Shaina Conn’s creation captures moment of heroism during floods

 

Much of the eastern Sumas Prairie is still covered in floodwaters as shown on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said on Thursday that it will take at least another two or three weeks for the waters to be completely pumped out. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)

At least another 2 or 3 weeks before floodwaters are gone, says Abbotsford mayor

Henry Braun says levels are still five to six feet deep in eastern Sumas Prairie

Much of the eastern Sumas Prairie is still covered in floodwaters as shown on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said on Thursday that it will take at least another two or three weeks for the waters to be completely pumped out. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)
Aerial view of flooded farmland at Abbotsford, Nov. 22, 2021. (B.C. government photo)

Fraser Valley farms begin cleanup as B.C. flood water recedes

Thousands of dead animals still to be removed

Aerial view of flooded farmland at Abbotsford, Nov. 22, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
Logs have crashed through windows, and a significant amount of mud has entered the home. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.

PHOTOS: Mission house buried by landslide after private road collapses

City of Mission declares local state of emergency after access to 3 homes cut off

Logs have crashed through windows, and a significant amount of mud has entered the home. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
Amanda Christmas stands by the Sumas River in Abbotsford during the filming in February 2021 of the short documentary Lost Lake: Gone but not Forgotten. (Photo by Amanda Christmas)

Sumas Lake film from early 2021 asks: What happens if Barrowtown pumps in Abbotsford fail?

Director Amanda Christmas was shocked that hypothetical situation almost became reality

Amanda Christmas stands by the Sumas River in Abbotsford during the filming in February 2021 of the short documentary Lost Lake: Gone but not Forgotten. (Photo by Amanda Christmas)
Highway 1 is open between Chilliwack and Hope in all lanes as flood waters recede and the Tiger Dam was disassembled. (Photo/B.C. Transportation)

Highway 1 reopens from Abbotsford to Hope

No travel restrictions, but drivers urged to limit to essential purposes

Highway 1 is open between Chilliwack and Hope in all lanes as flood waters recede and the Tiger Dam was disassembled. (Photo/B.C. Transportation)
Crews are on site Thursday morning (Dec. 2) to remove the Tiger Dam across Highway 1 at Cole Road in Abbotsford. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)

Tiger Dam on Highway 1 in Abbotsford is coming down

Crews are on site Thursday morning; no word yet on freeway reopening

Crews are on site Thursday morning (Dec. 2) to remove the Tiger Dam across Highway 1 at Cole Road in Abbotsford. (Photo: Abbotsford Police Department)
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Mudslide closes Hwy. 99 between Pemberton and Lillooet

Slide comes as third atmospheric river comes to a close

(DriveBC)
Huntingdon Village in the area of Second Avenue and Boundary Road on Nov. 30, 2021. (Photos by Andrew Holota/Black Press Media)

Evacuation order rescinded for Huntingdon Village in Abbotsford

Residents can go back to area, but must be prepared to be evacuated again

Huntingdon Village in the area of Second Avenue and Boundary Road on Nov. 30, 2021. (Photos by Andrew Holota/Black Press Media)
A flooded property in Yarrow along Boundary Road on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack rainfall total for November hit ‘all-time high’ of 615 mm

Rainfall data for Chilliwack kept since 1879, and this week’s daily totals broke records

A flooded property in Yarrow along Boundary Road on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C.’s year of extreme weather ‘consistent’ with climate change, meteorologist says

Each storm may not be as bad but the overall trends will be towards more extreme weather

Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Much of Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie was still submerged on Dec. 1, 2021. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)

Abbotsford sets record in November for most rainfall in a month

City records more than 540 millimetres of precipitation

Much of Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie was still submerged on Dec. 1, 2021. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)
An evacuation order was issued for five properties along Chilliwack Lake Road on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (FVRD)

FVRD issues evacuation order for 5 more properties on Chilliwack Lake Road

Significant bank erosion from Chilliwack River is affecting 5 properties near Edwards Road

An evacuation order was issued for five properties along Chilliwack Lake Road on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (FVRD)
Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford, as seen from Eagle Mountain on Dec. 1, 2021. (Photos by Andrew Holota/Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Much of Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford still submerged in floodwaters

Area viewed from Eagle Mountain on Dec. 1 shows large patches of land still under water

Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford, as seen from Eagle Mountain on Dec. 1, 2021. (Photos by Andrew Holota/Black Press Media)
Highway 3 is shown between Hope and Princeton on Nov. 17, 2021. (Ministry of B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure)
Highway 3 is shown between Hope and Princeton on Nov. 17, 2021. (Ministry of B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure)
Traffic backs up along the Lougheed Highway in the Harrison Mills area. In addition to mudslides and congestion, some drivers faced down a five-foot pothole that disabled multiple vehicles, according to eyewitnesses. (Photo/Russell Purcell)

UPDATE: Traffic slows along Hwy 7 after truck stalls, witnesses say

Stay connected to The Observer for the latest flooding information

Traffic backs up along the Lougheed Highway in the Harrison Mills area. In addition to mudslides and congestion, some drivers faced down a five-foot pothole that disabled multiple vehicles, according to eyewitnesses. (Photo/Russell Purcell)
A photo of the crash on Highway 7 near Lake Errock. Facebook photo.

DriveBC: Highway 7 closed, again, following crash near Deroche Bridge

Reports of crash involving semi-truck and dumptruck by Lake Errock

A photo of the crash on Highway 7 near Lake Errock. Facebook photo.
Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley will both see another 20 to 40 millimetres of rain today. (Pixabay)

Heavy rains will continue to pour on Lower Mainland today, Dec. 1

Another 20 to 40 mm can be expected before it tapers of by evening

Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley will both see another 20 to 40 millimetres of rain today. (Pixabay)