Severe weather

People head east along the Keith Wilson Bridge following an evacuation order for Sumas Prairie and Yarrow on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: Yarrow residents on evacuation order in Chilliwack

Evacuation route over Keith Wilson bridge for Yarrow residents, emergency responders

People head east along the Keith Wilson Bridge following an evacuation order for Sumas Prairie and Yarrow on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The view from high above Eagle Mountain in Abbotsford on Monday, Nov. 15. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Province shuts down Highway 1 at Abbotsford due to rising flood waters

Highway now closed, cutting off Chilliwack from rest of Lower Mainland

The view from high above Eagle Mountain in Abbotsford on Monday, Nov. 15. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Residents assess the damage along Johnson Road and Kawkawa Lake Road in Hope on Nov. 15, 2021. (Submitted photo)

B.C. STORM: Residents report sewage flowing into lake in Hope as waters rise

Residents at Kawkawa Lake dealing with heavy debris from Johnson Road Creek

Residents assess the damage along Johnson Road and Kawkawa Lake Road in Hope on Nov. 15, 2021. (Submitted photo)
City of Chilliwack release said properties on Yale Road and Chartwell Drive evacuating. (City of Chilliwack)

B.C. STORM: Evacuation order for seven Chilliwack properties

City of Chilliwack declares ‘state of local emergency’ in the wake of flooding

City of Chilliwack release said properties on Yale Road and Chartwell Drive evacuating. (City of Chilliwack)
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Free pizza brings smiles to people stranded in Hope

Panago store owner announces he is giving away pizzas until they are gone

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Evacuation order came on the afternoon of Nov. 15, 2021 for parts of the CRV. (FVRD)

B.C. STORM: Evacuation order issued for properties in Chilliwack River Valley

Homes on Chilliwack Lake Road and Wilson Road evacuating due to overland flooding, slides

Evacuation order came on the afternoon of Nov. 15, 2021 for parts of the CRV. (FVRD)
Silver Creek Travel Centre is overflowing with travellers who became stranded due to landslides surrounding the town on Sunday, Nov. 14. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)

B.C. STORM: What you need to know in Hope as storm washes over region

Flood risks, evacuation information, weather forecast and more

Silver Creek Travel Centre is overflowing with travellers who became stranded due to landslides surrounding the town on Sunday, Nov. 14. (Pattie Desjardins/ Hope Standard)
Melissa Carson sent in this photo from 264th Street on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Special to Black Press Media)
Melissa Carson sent in this photo from 264th Street on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Langley drenched by downpour

Heavy rain closes roads, snarls traffic

Melissa Carson sent in this photo from 264th Street on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Special to Black Press Media)
Melissa Carson sent in this photo from 264th Street on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Special to Black Press Media)
Columbia Valley Road heading into Cultus Lake area on Nov. 15, 2021 after record rainfall. (Scott Simpson/Screenshot Facebook)

B.C. STORM: Heavy rains continue to lash Fraser Valley with strong winds by afternoon

Environment Canada’s rainfall warning calls for up to 250 mm of rain by late Monday

Columbia Valley Road heading into Cultus Lake area on Nov. 15, 2021 after record rainfall. (Scott Simpson/Screenshot Facebook)
A large portion of the Coquihalla highway has eroded due to extreme weather conditions in the Hope area. (Kyle Snihur/ Facebook)

VIDEO: Section of Coquihalla Highway washes away in storm near Hope

Photo has shown up online illustrating damage to major B.C. highway

A large portion of the Coquihalla highway has eroded due to extreme weather conditions in the Hope area. (Kyle Snihur/ Facebook)
Almost 3,000 BC Hydro customers are without power due to an outage. (BC Hydro power outage map)

B.C. STORM: Hydro crews can’t access Chilliwack River Valley power outage site yet

Power is out for about 2,800 customers in Chilliwack indefinitely

Almost 3,000 BC Hydro customers are without power due to an outage. (BC Hydro power outage map)
An RV became submerged in the swollen Coquihalla River in Hope, as heavy rains caused chaos on the highways around the town. (Facebook)

B.C. STORM: 5,500 Hope hydro customers without power as outage still under assessment

Chaos on highways hampering efforts to restore power to 6,000 customers in Hope area

An RV became submerged in the swollen Coquihalla River in Hope, as heavy rains caused chaos on the highways around the town. (Facebook)
A slide has closed the Coquihalla between Hope and Merritt on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Transportation BC/Twitter)

British Columbians warned to brace for further torrential rain, flooding through Monday

The atmospheric river has closed highways and caused flash flooding, evacuation alerts across B.C.

A slide has closed the Coquihalla between Hope and Merritt on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Transportation BC/Twitter)
A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Flooding causes chaos, extensive evacuations and power outages for thousands in B.C.

The atmospheric river has closed highways and caused flash flooding, evacuation alerts across B.C.

A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Rhonda Caron posted the following photos to Princeton BC & Area Issues Facebook page of the current flooding situation.

VIDEO: 290 homes in Princeton under evacuation as flooding causes chaos

Tulameen River breaches dykes, leaving much of the town under water

Rhonda Caron posted the following photos to Princeton BC & Area Issues Facebook page of the current flooding situation.
Heavy rain forecast. (Pixabay photo)

Drenching rains for Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley from ‘atmospheric river’

Periods of heavy rain all weekend for entire region between Saturday night and Monday

Heavy rain forecast. (Pixabay photo)
BC Hydro crews responding to downed trees following a windstorm in the Lower Mainland on Nov. 9, 2021. (BC Hydro photo)

Thousands wake up to no power in the Lower Mainland due to high winds

In the past 24 hours, a total of 124,927 customers were left in the dark

BC Hydro crews responding to downed trees following a windstorm in the Lower Mainland on Nov. 9, 2021. (BC Hydro photo)
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UPDATE: Heat warning issued for southern B.C. coast, temperatures expected to hit 38 C

Another heatwave is expected to hit southern B.C., with temperatures nearing 40 degrees

  • Aug 10, 2021
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People try to beat the heat at a beach on June 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Persistent pressure from B.C. heat wave to affect rest of summer: meteorologist

Seasonal modelling is predicting higher-than-normal temperatures to persist through August and September

People try to beat the heat at a beach on June 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Five-year-old Lachlan Douglas plays at the Cheam Centre Spray Park on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Blistering heat across Fraser Valley broke all-time records

Four-days of extreme heat finally started to let up on Tuesday

Five-year-old Lachlan Douglas plays at the Cheam Centre Spray Park on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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