B.C. Floods 2021

The village of Cache Creek, shown in a handout photo, is maintaining a state of local emergency due to flooding.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sheila Olson *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Hundreds ordered out of riverside mobile homes in flood-hit Cache Creek

Bonaparte River flowing at 100-year level, high heat threatening to accelerate snowmelt

The village of Cache Creek, shown in a handout photo, is maintaining a state of local emergency due to flooding.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sheila Olson *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Highway 99, north of Lilooet, is single-lane with alternating traffic Tuesday morning (May 9) due to flooding at Timmions Creek.

Single-lane traffic on Highway 99, north of Lillooet, due to flooding

Transportation Ministry closed highway between Pemberton, Lilooet for potential slide risks

Highway 99, north of Lilooet, is single-lane with alternating traffic Tuesday morning (May 9) due to flooding at Timmions Creek.
The Kettle River rages under the Black Train Bridge on Kettle River Drive in Grand Forks last Friday evening. photo Chris Hammett

B.C. flood risk enters period of stabilization, but more snowmelt anticipated

Provincial river forecast centre downgrading flood warnings to flood advisories

The Kettle River rages under the Black Train Bridge on Kettle River Drive in Grand Forks last Friday evening. photo Chris Hammett
The village of Cache Creek, shown in a handout photo. Flood watches and warnings continue to persist in much of British Columbia’s Interior, but water levels appear to be receding at one of the hardest-hit communities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sheila Olson

Waters recede in parts of flood-ravaged B.C. as half of province remains under threat

About half of B.C. remained under flood watch, warning or advisory on Sunday

The village of Cache Creek, shown in a handout photo. Flood watches and warnings continue to persist in much of British Columbia’s Interior, but water levels appear to be receding at one of the hardest-hit communities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sheila Olson
The village of Cache Creek, shown in a handout photo, is maintaining a state of local emergency due to flooding.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sheila Olson *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Interior communities brace for weekend rain as floods forecasted in Okanagan

Multiple communities struggle with flooding, or bracing for what’s to come

The village of Cache Creek, shown in a handout photo, is maintaining a state of local emergency due to flooding.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sheila Olson *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Highway 97 in Cache Creek at the junction with Highway 1 on May 2. Highways 1 and 97 have both reopened to single-lane-alternating traffic with a pilot car. (Photo credit: Sheila Olson)

Highways 1 and 97 in Cache Creek reopen to single-lane traffic

Both highways have been closed to all traffic due to heavy flooding

Highway 97 in Cache Creek at the junction with Highway 1 on May 2. Highways 1 and 97 have both reopened to single-lane-alternating traffic with a pilot car. (Photo credit: Sheila Olson)
Cache Creek, here seen on May 3, has been hit hard by flooding, but other areas of the southern Interior could also be in for significant flooding. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Scharfenberg)

‘Significant’ flooding could be in store for large parts of B.C., says expert

Ground zero stretches across the southern Interior with Cache Creek and Grand Forks most affected

Cache Creek, here seen on May 3, has been hit hard by flooding, but other areas of the southern Interior could also be in for significant flooding. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Scharfenberg)
Flooding in Cache Creek taken May 3, by Kevin Scharfenberg.

‘Highway 97 unsafe’: Flood waters shut down roads in Cache Creek

Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Rob Fleming speaks to the flooding

Flooding in Cache Creek taken May 3, by Kevin Scharfenberg.
Photo taken by the Scharfenberg Clan on May 2 evening. (Facebook)

Aerial view of destructive flooding in Cache Creek

‘Scharfenberg Clan’ shot drone footage of the village on May 3

Photo taken by the Scharfenberg Clan on May 2 evening. (Facebook)
Highway 3 is closed at both the Bombi Pass and from Salmo to Creston. File photo

Highway 3 opens to single-lane traffic after landslide closure

Bombi Summit near Castlegar re-opened after flooding closure

Highway 3 is closed at both the Bombi Pass and from Salmo to Creston. File photo
Rising temperatures, followed by heavy rains, will worsen conditions in areas already experiencing flooding in the coming days. Areas in red are subject to a flood warning, meaning river level have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, resulting in flooding. Areas in yellow are subject to a flood watch, meaning rivers levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull. Flooding may occur. Areas in yellow are subject to a high streamflow advisory, meaning river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but no major flooding is expected. (Screencap)

Higher temperatures followed by heavy rains mean more B.C. flooding in coming days

Officials warn flooding to get worse in Cache Creek, parts of Okanagan and Boundary region

Rising temperatures, followed by heavy rains, will worsen conditions in areas already experiencing flooding in the coming days. Areas in red are subject to a flood warning, meaning river level have exceeded bankfull or will exceed bankfull imminently, resulting in flooding. Areas in yellow are subject to a flood watch, meaning rivers levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull. Flooding may occur. Areas in yellow are subject to a high streamflow advisory, meaning river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but no major flooding is expected. (Screencap)
A man walks through floodwaters in western Rwanda on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. A public broadcaster in Rwanda says at more than 100 people have been killed in flooding amid torrential rain in the western and northern provinces of the country. (RwandaTV via AP)

Floods amid heavy rainfall kill more than 100 in Rwanda

Rainstorms caused flooding and mudslides that swept away several houses, left roads inaccessible

A man walks through floodwaters in western Rwanda on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. A public broadcaster in Rwanda says at more than 100 people have been killed in flooding amid torrential rain in the western and northern provinces of the country. (RwandaTV via AP)
Cache Creek overflows the culvert at Quartz Road on the evening of April 29. (Photo credit: Sheila Olson)

Flooding prompts state of local emergency in Cache Creek

One property has been placed on evacuation order

Cache Creek overflows the culvert at Quartz Road on the evening of April 29. (Photo credit: Sheila Olson)
Cache Creek overflowed the culvert at Quartz Road on the evening of April 29, prompting the village to declare a State of Local Emergency and place one property east of the site on evacuation order. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Flooding prompts state of local emergency in Cache Creek

One property has been placed on evacuation order

Cache Creek overflowed the culvert at Quartz Road on the evening of April 29, prompting the village to declare a State of Local Emergency and place one property east of the site on evacuation order. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
The Fraser River is seen between Hope and Agassiz, B.C., on Monday, July 6, 2020. Parts of British Columbia’s Interior region remain under a flood watch as warm weather over the weekend melted snow and more rain is forecast in some communities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Some communities in B.C.’s interior remain on flood watch with rain in the forecast

Several Interior communities in B.C. expecting to see rain Monday

The Fraser River is seen between Hope and Agassiz, B.C., on Monday, July 6, 2020. Parts of British Columbia’s Interior region remain under a flood watch as warm weather over the weekend melted snow and more rain is forecast in some communities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The flooded Mississippi River surrounds the homes on Abel Island near Guttenberg, Iowa, on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. (Stephen Gassman/Telegraph Herald via AP)

Mississippi River flooding prompts evacuations, sandbagging

Huge snowpack that began to quickly melt leading to near-record river levels

The flooded Mississippi River surrounds the homes on Abel Island near Guttenberg, Iowa, on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. (Stephen Gassman/Telegraph Herald via AP)
Flooding in fall 2021 caused massive to the provincial infrastructure including Highway 8 along the Nicola River near Merritt. Current snow-pack levels are at seasonal norms across the province, but other parts are above seasonal norms. (BC Transportation/Twitter)

Some parts of B.C.’s Interior face spring flooding risk: River Forecast Centre

Snow pack level for entire province, including Lower Fraser River, at normal seasonal levels

Flooding in fall 2021 caused massive to the provincial infrastructure including Highway 8 along the Nicola River near Merritt. Current snow-pack levels are at seasonal norms across the province, but other parts are above seasonal norms. (BC Transportation/Twitter)
Abbotsford Mayor Ross Siemens speaks during a press conference on Feb. 23, flanked by Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair (left) and Taleeb Noormohamed, MP for Vancouver Granville and Chair of the Liberal Pacific Caucus Chair. (Photo: City of Abbotsford)

Federal disaster aid program for 2021 B.C. floods now tops $1 billion

Today’s announcement in Abbotsford is for $557 million, the second payment installment

Abbotsford Mayor Ross Siemens speaks during a press conference on Feb. 23, flanked by Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair (left) and Taleeb Noormohamed, MP for Vancouver Granville and Chair of the Liberal Pacific Caucus Chair. (Photo: City of Abbotsford)
FILE - Tents are set up for climbers on the Khumbu Glacier, with Mount Khumbutse, center, and Khumbu Icefall, right, seen in background, at Everest Base Camp in Nepal on April 11, 2015. As glaciers melt and pour massive amounts of water into nearby lakes, 15 million people across the globe live under the threat of a sudden and deadly outburst flood, a new study finds. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, File)

15 million people around the world live under threat of glacial floods: study

It’s a threat Americans and Europeans rarely think about

FILE - Tents are set up for climbers on the Khumbu Glacier, with Mount Khumbutse, center, and Khumbu Icefall, right, seen in background, at Everest Base Camp in Nepal on April 11, 2015. As glaciers melt and pour massive amounts of water into nearby lakes, 15 million people across the globe live under the threat of a sudden and deadly outburst flood, a new study finds. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, File)
In this image provided by the Philippine Coast Guard, an elderly woman sits on a chair while being carried by coast guard personnel wading through floodwaters in Plaridel, Misamis Occidental province in the southern Philippines, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. Heavy rains and floods devastated parts of the Philippines over the Christmas weekend. (Philippine Coast Guard via AP)

Floods in Philippines leave 51 dead, over a dozen missing

Over 4,500 houses were damaged by the floods, along with roads and bridges

In this image provided by the Philippine Coast Guard, an elderly woman sits on a chair while being carried by coast guard personnel wading through floodwaters in Plaridel, Misamis Occidental province in the southern Philippines, Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. Heavy rains and floods devastated parts of the Philippines over the Christmas weekend. (Philippine Coast Guard via AP)