Premier of Canada's British Columbia Declares State of Emergency Over Floods, Landslides
"The BC government is declaring a provincial state of emergency to mitigate impacts on transportation networks and movement of essential goods and supplies, and to support the province-wide response and recovery from the widespread damage caused by severe flooding and landslides in British Columbia," the regional government said in a statement on late Wednesday.
B.C. has declared a state of emergency following unprecedented flooding. Officials are asking residents to avoid leisure travel in the province due to crippled roads and not to hoard items during the recovery efforts. #bcstorm #bcfloods— CBC British Columbia (@cbcnewsbc) November 18, 2021
More: https://t.co/hjnRNw7fUC pic.twitter.com/F6P899Pgwh
Just four months between these pictures:— Ashleigh Stewart (@Ash_Stewart_) November 17, 2021
July: Scorched earth and a village razed to the ground after a period of record-breaking heat and wildfires
November: Whole communities devastated by flooding and landslides
It has been a tough year for British Columbia pic.twitter.com/GnnzVOyuT2