18 Nov 2021

British Columbia: At least one dead in flooding as state of emergency declared

Washington Correspondent

It’s been described as a once-in-a 500-year event and a “terrible, terrible disaster”.

The Canadian province of British Columbia has seen a month’s worth of rain in just two days.

A state of emergency was declared, as roads and railways were washed away, mass evacuations imposed, and at least one person confirmed killed, with many more missing or trapped.

The extreme weather is the second climate emergency for the province this year alone, after wildfires destroyed an entire town over the summer.