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Sandbags in Huntingdon Village keep floodwaters from topping the railway tracks in the area of Second Avenue and Boundary Road on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford mayor says city in ‘good shape’ before next major rainfall

Henry Braun says flood levels have remained stable ahead of next weather system

 

A man walks through he rising flood waters crossing into Canada from the United States in Huntington Village in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, November 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

3rd atmospheric river to pummel central coast but strong rains coming to all of B.C.

Central coast area could get up to 200 millimetres of rain

 

A sign showing limits on consumer gasoline purchases is seen on a fuel pump at a gas station in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. extends gas rationing, state of emergency until Dec. 14 as Trans Mountain remains offline

Limit of 30 litres per gas station visit applies to southwest B.C.

 

Sandbags in Huntingdon Village keep floodwaters from topping the railway tracks in the area of Second Avenue and Boundary Road on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Water levels rising in Abbotsford’s Huntingdon Village

Floodwaters continue to increase in southern Abbotsford neighbourhood on Monday afternoon

Sandbags in Huntingdon Village keep floodwaters from topping the railway tracks in the area of Second Avenue and Boundary Road on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
A mudslide has led to evacuation orders for seven properties in the Forest Ridge neighbourhood on Whatcom Road. (Andy Holota/Black Press)

VIDEO: Mudslide leads to evacuation orders on Abbotsford’s Whatcom Road

Seven units in Forest Ridge neighbourhood issued evacuation orders on Sunday

A mudslide has led to evacuation orders for seven properties in the Forest Ridge neighbourhood on Whatcom Road. (Andy Holota/Black Press)
Mud and debris accumulates along the Lougheed Highway east of Agassiz as B.C. prepares for another atmospheric river. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)

Mudslides, rain water encroach on Hwy. 7 near Hope

Black Press reporter Jessica Peters surveys the rain-soaked landscape

Mud and debris accumulates along the Lougheed Highway east of Agassiz as B.C. prepares for another atmospheric river. (Jessica Peters/Hope Standard)
Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren MacDonald/ UFV file)

No in-person classes at UFV, Chilliwack public schools stay open

University of the Fraser Valley goes remote this week, while Chilliwack sees busing changes

Chilliwack campus of the University of the Fraser Valley. (Darren MacDonald/ UFV file)
Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Secondary and W.J. Mouat Secondary, as well as the University of the Fraser Valley will not be having in-person learning this week.

Two Abbotsford secondary schools, UFV move to remote learning due to flooding

Robert Bateman Secondary and W.J. Mouat Secondary using virtual learning this week

Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Secondary and W.J. Mouat Secondary, as well as the University of the Fraser Valley will not be having in-person learning this week.
Rainstorm will begin on B.C.’s south coast in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Nov. 30, then will hit the Fraser Valley by Tuesday night. (Shane MacKichan photo.)
Rainstorm will begin on B.C.’s south coast in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Nov. 30, then will hit the Fraser Valley by Tuesday night. (Shane MacKichan photo.)
“Streams are at bank-full or overflowing and slopers are saturated. Road access could get cut off by floods or minor slope failures,” the FVRD says.

Entire Hatzic Valley put on evacuation alert by Fraser Valley Regional District

1,600 properties affected; potential danger to life and property

“Streams are at bank-full or overflowing and slopers are saturated. Road access could get cut off by floods or minor slope failures,” the FVRD says.
An evacuation order was issued Sunday night (Nov. 28) for seven units in a townhouse complex on Whatcom Road in Abbotsford.

Evacuation order issued for Abbotsford townhouse units after mudslide

Seven units affected in Forest Ridge complex on Whatcom Road

An evacuation order was issued Sunday night (Nov. 28) for seven units in a townhouse complex on Whatcom Road in Abbotsford.
Military personnel help with the placement of a Tiger Dam on Sunday night (Nov. 28) across Highway 1 near Cole Road in Abbotsford. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)

‘Tiger Dam’ being built on Highway 1 in Abbotsford to hold back floodwaters

Ministry of Transportation begins work Sunday night; freeway closed to all traffic

Military personnel help with the placement of a Tiger Dam on Sunday night (Nov. 28) across Highway 1 near Cole Road in Abbotsford. (PHOTO: Abbotsford Police Department)
A flooded property along Othello Road. Jared Thompson photo.

VIDEO: District of Hope issues state of local emergency for an evacuation along Nicolum River

Access to Tunnels Road address compromised by overland flooding

A flooded property along Othello Road. Jared Thompson photo.
Water rises near Highway 1 between Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Photo/B.C. Ministry of Transportation)

Hwy. 1 between Chilliwack and Abbotsford closed due to flooding threat

Ministry of Transportation officially closes highway at 5 p.m.

Water rises near Highway 1 between Abbotsford and Chilliwack. (Photo/B.C. Ministry of Transportation)
Rail lines running parallel to the U.S. border are sandbagged in Abbotsford. Andy Holota / Black Press Media photo.

Nooksack River overflow expected to cross into Abbotsford Sunday as more rain forecasted

100 millimetres of rain dumped on the region raised water levels at bottom of Sumas Lake by 3 inches

Rail lines running parallel to the U.S. border are sandbagged in Abbotsford. Andy Holota / Black Press Media photo.
Facebook photo from Dewdney Community Information Group.

VIDEO: Mudslide shuts down Sylvester Road in both directions near Mission

Occurred at the 4500 Block of the Sylvester Road, construction crews on scene

Facebook photo from Dewdney Community Information Group.
Crews work to repair the Coquihalla at Kingsvale Bridge, which is about 38 km south of Merritt, on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Upcoming 3rd atmospheric river could be worst since 1st B.C storm 2 weeks ago: Farnworth

Heavy rain expected to continue through much of B.C.

Crews work to repair the Coquihalla at Kingsvale Bridge, which is about 38 km south of Merritt, on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Tractors at a Huntingdon business flooded by the rainstorm. Andy Holota / Black Press Media photo.
Tractors at a Huntingdon business flooded by the rainstorm. Andy Holota / Black Press Media photo.
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Mission Raceway reaches out to help flood victims

Facebook post offers evacuees to bring RVs, equipment to park for safe keeping

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surveys the damage left behind from the flood waters in Abbotsford, B.C., Friday, November 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surveys the damage left behind from the flood waters in Abbotsford, B.C., Friday, November 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward