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Jordan Jongema and his dog Bowser were rescued from rising flood waters in Yarrow in the early hours of Nov. 17, 2021. (Jordan Jongema)

Man and his dog rescued by boat from rising flood waters in Yarrow

‘Fear of pump station breaking, Fraser River flowing through made me want to die,’ says rescued man

Jordan Jongema and his dog Bowser were rescued from rising flood waters in Yarrow in the early hours of Nov. 17, 2021. (Jordan Jongema)
Church members gathered and packed supplies donated for those hit hard by flooding on Wednesday (Nov. 17) and Thursday (Nov. 18). (Submitted)

VIDEO: Abbotsford’s Central Heights Church, Locality gather large number of donations

Members made the call out earlier this week and the general public responded in a big way

Church members gathered and packed supplies donated for those hit hard by flooding on Wednesday (Nov. 17) and Thursday (Nov. 18). (Submitted)
Envision Financial has donated $100,000 to aid with relief efforts in the Fraser Valley. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Envision Financial donates $100,000 to support flood recovery efforts

Envision will be donating $25,000 to Red Cross, ACF, Food Banks BC and B.C. Agriculture Council

Envision Financial has donated $100,000 to aid with relief efforts in the Fraser Valley. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
An aerial image shows the flooded Sumas Prairie. The Abbotsford Police Department is reminding drone operators to stay out of the affected flood areas. (City of Abbotsford)

UPDATE: Keep drones and aircraft out of flood zones, says Abbotsford Police Department

No aircraft or drones allowed below 1000 ft between Chilliwack and Abbotsford airports

An aerial image shows the flooded Sumas Prairie. The Abbotsford Police Department is reminding drone operators to stay out of the affected flood areas. (City of Abbotsford)
Volunteers flocked to a Greendale property to dry off soggy calves boated in from Sumas. (Victoria Hergott Facebook)

VIDEO: Greendale volunteers dry off soaked calves who stood for hours in floods

Soggy, shivering calves were in bad shape after standing in chest-deep water for hours

Volunteers flocked to a Greendale property to dry off soggy calves boated in from Sumas. (Victoria Hergott Facebook)
Evacuation area marked in the red zone was one of two issued Nov. 18, 2021 by FVRD. (FVRD)

More evacuations in areas close to Chilliwack River as rain returned

Addresses on Obyrne Road and Columbia Valley Road evacuated Thursday afternoon

Evacuation area marked in the red zone was one of two issued Nov. 18, 2021 by FVRD. (FVRD)
More than 150 people showed up to fill sandbags in Yarrow on Nov. 18, 2021. (Jessica Armstrong photo)

Overnight sandbagging in Yarrow drew more than 150 volunteers

Chilliwack brought sand, but it was ‘community organizing effort’ to fill sandbags, place them

More than 150 people showed up to fill sandbags in Yarrow on Nov. 18, 2021. (Jessica Armstrong photo)
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Hatzic evacuation order, state of local emergency, rescinded

Mission cancels order after water level drops, Benbow Street home owners can return

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A boat travels across flooded farmland in Abbotsford, B.C., on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. sending helicopters to deliver water to flooded farms: agriculture minister

Water main break stops Abbotsford, B.C., farmers from accessing water for animals

A boat travels across flooded farmland in Abbotsford, B.C., on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Aerial video of Coquihalla shows highway destruction, collapse near Hope

Repairs could take months, B.C. officials say

Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A levee will be built starting Friday morning (Nov. 18) in Abbotsford on the northwest portion of Sumas Prairie along Highway 1 near No. 4 Road.

Levee to be built in Abbotsford to hold back surging floodwaters from Highway 1

Work to begin Friday morning along Highway 1 near No. 4 Road

A levee will be built starting Friday morning (Nov. 18) in Abbotsford on the northwest portion of Sumas Prairie along Highway 1 near No. 4 Road.
An FVRD graphic shows the area currently subject to an evacuation order.

Evacuation order issued for O’Byrne Road in Chilliwack River Valley

The Fraser Valley Regional District says residents of trailers near Chilliwack River are in danger

An FVRD graphic shows the area currently subject to an evacuation order.
Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Coquihalla Highway will take months to rebuild from mud and rockslide damage

The most effective route connecting Okanagan and Lower Mainland faced extensive damage from flood

Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A photo shows damage done to the Othello Tunnels trail by recent flooding and landslides. (Tyler Ingram/Twitter)

Hope’s Othello Tunnels damaged by storm

The park has struggled to stay open recently due to geological instability, and this won’t help

A photo shows damage done to the Othello Tunnels trail by recent flooding and landslides. (Tyler Ingram/Twitter)
Flood waters cover Highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Woman creates extensive list of flood resources to help evacuees and volunteers

Several people rescued when police overloaded, thanks to Fraser Valley Flood Resources database

Flood waters cover Highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Among the GoFundMe campaigns currently underway is one to provide fresh drinking water to animals that are unable to be evacuated on Sumas Prairie. (Submitted photo)

List of GoFundMe campaigns for Abbotsford flood victims continues to grow

Fundraisers support dairy farmers, animal sanctuary and others

Among the GoFundMe campaigns currently underway is one to provide fresh drinking water to animals that are unable to be evacuated on Sumas Prairie. (Submitted photo)
Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Restoring supply chains, military aid top federal priorities for flood-ravaged B.C.

Many major highways, rail lines in the province are out of commission following landslides

Damage caused by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured along the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Hope’s Mayor Peter Robb lays a wreath on Remembrance Day 2020. Days after this year’s ceremonies, the Mayor found his town struggling with the impacts of flooding and landslides. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Mayor Peter Robb says Hope avoided major infrastructure failures

In a statement posted online, Robb thanked residents and said Hope is now in the recovery phase

Hope’s Mayor Peter Robb lays a wreath on Remembrance Day 2020. Days after this year’s ceremonies, the Mayor found his town struggling with the impacts of flooding and landslides. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
With Highway 7 temporarily reopening Nov. 18, there was a window for weary travelers stranded in the Sunshine Valley to make a run for Hope. They did so in a convoy led by the Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Department. (Pattie Desjardins photo)

Travelers stranded in Sunshine Valley joining convoy heading for Hope

Fifty-four travelers are being escorted by the Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Department

With Highway 7 temporarily reopening Nov. 18, there was a window for weary travelers stranded in the Sunshine Valley to make a run for Hope. They did so in a convoy led by the Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Department. (Pattie Desjardins photo)
Devastating flooding in Abbotsford is shown in this aerial shot. (Peregrine Aerial Surveys)

120 Canadian soldiers deployed to Abbotsford to aid in flood recovery efforts

Canadian Armed Forces troops will be on the ground by end of day Nov. 18

Devastating flooding in Abbotsford is shown in this aerial shot. (Peregrine Aerial Surveys)