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Free showers now available for those stranded in Hope

The Hope Recreation Centre is now open for showers for the people…

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GoFundMe campaigns have been started for some Abbotsford flood victims, including Joanne and Mike, who run an animal sanctuary. (Submitted photo)

Several online fundraisers started for Abbotsford flood victims

Campaigns in support of dairy farmers, animal sanctuary and more

GoFundMe campaigns have been started for some Abbotsford flood victims, including Joanne and Mike, who run an animal sanctuary. (Submitted photo)
Shelves at the Abbotsford Superstore started to thin Wednesday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Province urges people to not hoard as Abbotsford store shelves begin to empty

Gas station lines lengthen as concerns mount over supply issue

Shelves at the Abbotsford Superstore started to thin Wednesday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Calf houses float in the flood waters in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Calf houses float in the flood waters in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Community members assist with rescuing stranded people in Abbotsford on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)

Abbotsford police warn to stay away from evacuation zones and out of ‘toxic water’ from floods

Several manure facilities are now underwater, police remind community

Community members assist with rescuing stranded people in Abbotsford on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Andy Holota/Black Press Media)
Chilliwack residents Gail and Rob Irving are puzzled why there isn’t a renal unit in the city, and with flooding cutting off Highway 1 access between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, Rob was flown west for treatment on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack residents being flown to Abbotsford for dialysis treatment

With highway access cut off, Rob Irving and more than 20 others are in a tough spot

Chilliwack residents Gail and Rob Irving are puzzled why there isn’t a renal unit in the city, and with flooding cutting off Highway 1 access between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, Rob was flown west for treatment on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)
Sumas Lake before it was drained in the early 1920s. The Reach photo.

Bullet-point history of Sumas Lake

Lake was drained in 1920 to irrigate Fraser Valley farmland

Sumas Lake before it was drained in the early 1920s. The Reach photo.
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B.C. FLOOD: Harbour Air offering flights out of Harrison Lake during floods

Flights at $80 per person go to downtown Vancouver

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Search and rescue teams with Zodiac boats head into the flooded Sumas Prairie on Wednesday morning. (Neil Corbett/Black Press)
Search and rescue teams with Zodiac boats head into the flooded Sumas Prairie on Wednesday morning. (Neil Corbett/Black Press)
The view from near Chilliwack towards Abbotsford on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Canadian Armed Forces will be rolling into Chilliwack, says mayor

Promise of military help confirmed in conversation Chilliwack mayor had with Prime Minister Trudeau

The view from near Chilliwack towards Abbotsford on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A map shows the town of Hope. A plane has crashed, killing two on board, 18 nautical miles northeast of town. (Google Maps)

2 dead in plane crash near Hope

Transportation Safety Board confirmed crash happened on Monday

A map shows the town of Hope. A plane has crashed, killing two on board, 18 nautical miles northeast of town. (Google Maps)
Flood waters cover Highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. declares state of emergency amid devastating floods, landslides

Horgan said more fatalities are expected as a result of storm

Flood waters cover Highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The evacuation order for Huntingdon Village and parts of Sumas Way near the border has been rescinded.

Evacuation order rescinded for Abbotsford’s Huntingdon area

Huntingdon Village, as well as an area of Sumas Way is now on alert rather than order

The evacuation order for Huntingdon Village and parts of Sumas Way near the border has been rescinded.
Emergency vehicles and tractors are seen at the base of a mudslide on Highway 7 west of Agassiz, B.C., Wednesday, November 17, 2021.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Emergency vehicles and tractors are seen at the base of a mudslide on Highway 7 west of Agassiz, B.C., Wednesday, November 17, 2021.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Photos from the transportation ministry show the Coquihalla collapse roughly halfway between Hope and Merrritt. (BC Transportation)

PHOTOS: Ministry of Transportation releases images of damage on highways near Hope

Section of Juliet bridge has detached and fallen into waterway below

Photos from the transportation ministry show the Coquihalla collapse roughly halfway between Hope and Merrritt. (BC Transportation)
A fire at Four Seasons RV belched black smoke into the skies on Wednesday (Nov. 7) morning. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Abbotsford from above after destructive flooding

Airplane views from some of the devastation after flooding takes over Sumas Prairie

A fire at Four Seasons RV belched black smoke into the skies on Wednesday (Nov. 7) morning. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Claudia Zamprogno soothes the nerves of a frazzled horse at Chilliwack’s Heritage Park Wednesday morning, Nov. 17, 2021. The Chilliwack facility is setting up to house 150 horses evacuated due to flooding. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress).

Chilliwack’s Heritage Park taking in 150 horses as flooding forces evacuations

People evacuated from Yarrow and other places are also finding refuge, setting up in the parking lot

Claudia Zamprogno soothes the nerves of a frazzled horse at Chilliwack’s Heritage Park Wednesday morning, Nov. 17, 2021. The Chilliwack facility is setting up to house 150 horses evacuated due to flooding. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress).
North Shore Rescue was out in full force in Abbotsford on the night of Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (North Shore Rescue)

Evacuating Abbotsford flood area ‘surreal,’ search crews say

North Shore Rescue says many of the evacuees are elderly

North Shore Rescue was out in full force in Abbotsford on the night of Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (North Shore Rescue)
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B.C. flood, slide evacuees can refill emergency prescription at any pharmacy

Service available to all evacuated across the province

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A contingent of Chilliwack volunteers helped Abbotsford officials by sandbagging the Barrowtown pump station on Nov. 16, 2021. (Thomas Thalen/Instagram screenshot)

VIDEO: Chilliwack volunteers jumped into action to help Barrowtown sand-bagging

Yarrow was dry the morning after residents were evacuated, said Chilliwack Mayor

A contingent of Chilliwack volunteers helped Abbotsford officials by sandbagging the Barrowtown pump station on Nov. 16, 2021. (Thomas Thalen/Instagram screenshot)