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Much of Sumas Prairie is now under water following flooding. (Submitted photo)

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Aerial tour of flood damage to Abbotsford

Mayor Henry Braun, APD complete aerial tour to view impact of flooding

Much of Sumas Prairie is now under water following flooding. (Submitted photo)
Abbotsford flood damage: Nov. 16, 2021 (Photos by Sophia Middleton)

Woman on flight into Abbotsford captures aerial photos of flood devastation

Sophia Middleton’s photos show Highway 1 and surrounding area submerged

Abbotsford flood damage: Nov. 16, 2021 (Photos by Sophia Middleton)
Entering Hope on Flood Hope Road, road signs for Highways 1 (Trans-Canada), 3 (Crowsnest) and 5 (Coquihalla). (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

B.C. STORM: Hope remains cut off from province as community cares for evacuees, stranded motorists

About 1,000 people took shelter, accessed services at Hope secondary school

Entering Hope on Flood Hope Road, road signs for Highways 1 (Trans-Canada), 3 (Crowsnest) and 5 (Coquihalla). (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

First Nations leaders call on B.C. government to declare state of emergency due to flooding

Leaders say that extraordinary measures are needed to stop climate change-caused disaster

A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A total of 629 homes on the east side of the Sumas River are currently being evacuated, which is expected to take several hours. Andrew Franklin photo.

‘It’s not over for Abbotsford’: Officials brief public as floodwater pours into Sumas Prairie

Water from flooded Nooksack River in Washington breached Sumas dikes this morning

A total of 629 homes on the east side of the Sumas River are currently being evacuated, which is expected to take several hours. Andrew Franklin photo.
Dairy cows walk in a pasture in Surrey, B.C., on August 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Fraser Valley milk farmers told to throw out product; access to rest of Canada cut off by floods

Flooding has cut off the ability to transport milk to consumers

Dairy cows walk in a pasture in Surrey, B.C., on August 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Royal Canadian Air Force confirmed they have rescued 311 people, 26 dogs and a cat and brought them to Agassiz following this week’s floods and landslides. (Photo/Royal Canadian Air Force)

Armed Forces confirms more than 300 rescued from Agassiz area landslides, floods

Rescue workers are also searching debris along Lougheed Highway

The Royal Canadian Air Force confirmed they have rescued 311 people, 26 dogs and a cat and brought them to Agassiz following this week’s floods and landslides. (Photo/Royal Canadian Air Force)
Abbotsford’s Veerji Fish ‘n’ Grill is offering free meals to all those impacted by the floods.

Abbotsford restaurant offering free meals to those impacted by flooding

Veerji Fish ‘n’ Grill providing free meals at all locations, complimentary delivery also offered

Abbotsford’s Veerji Fish ‘n’ Grill is offering free meals to all those impacted by the floods.
People head east along the Keith Wilson Bridge following an evacuation order for Sumas Prairie and Yarrow on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: Yarrow residents on evacuation order in Chilliwack

Evacuation route over Keith Wilson bridge for Yarrow residents, emergency responders

People head east along the Keith Wilson Bridge following an evacuation order for Sumas Prairie and Yarrow on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
UFV campus in Abbotsford. (THE NEWS/files)

All 3 UFV campuses closed and classes cancelled, Nov. 16

All activities and events scheduled cancelled, exams postponed

UFV campus in Abbotsford. (THE NEWS/files)
An RCMP officer tells a driver they need to turn around and head towards Chilliwack while guiding traffic on the east side of the Keith Wilson Bridge. Folks from Sumas Prairie and Yarrow were leaving the area following an evacuation order on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
An RCMP officer tells a driver they need to turn around and head towards Chilliwack while guiding traffic on the east side of the Keith Wilson Bridge. Folks from Sumas Prairie and Yarrow were leaving the area following an evacuation order on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
All Abbotsford School District schools will be closed on Tuesday (Nov. 16).

All Abbotsford School District schools closed on Tuesday

Announcement made on Monday night, no decision yet for rest of the week

All Abbotsford School District schools will be closed on Tuesday (Nov. 16).
Tania and Scott with their dog, sitting inside a fogged-up car, waiting for help to arrive. (Tania Honeysett/Special to The News)

‘Everyone’s helping each other’: Maple Ridge woman trapped on Hwy. 7 due to mudslide

People getting airlifted, but not enough communication, point out the stranded

Tania and Scott with their dog, sitting inside a fogged-up car, waiting for help to arrive. (Tania Honeysett/Special to The News)
The view from high above Eagle Mountain in Abbotsford on Monday, Nov. 15. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Province shuts down Highway 1 at Abbotsford due to rising flood waters

Highway now closed, cutting off Chilliwack from rest of Lower Mainland

The view from high above Eagle Mountain in Abbotsford on Monday, Nov. 15. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
A home on Wilson Road in Chilliwack was flooded when water washed out a nearby dike.

B.C. STORM: Chilliwack Search and Rescue saves residents from flooded home

Flood water erased a section of protective dike, surrounding the home and preventing an easy escape

A home on Wilson Road in Chilliwack was flooded when water washed out a nearby dike.
Residents assess the damage along Johnson Road and Kawkawa Lake Road in Hope on Nov. 15, 2021. (Submitted photo)

B.C. STORM: Residents report sewage flowing into lake in Hope as waters rise

Residents at Kawkawa Lake dealing with heavy debris from Johnson Road Creek

Residents assess the damage along Johnson Road and Kawkawa Lake Road in Hope on Nov. 15, 2021. (Submitted photo)
City of Chilliwack release said properties on Yale Road and Chartwell Drive evacuating. (City of Chilliwack)

B.C. STORM: Evacuation order for seven Chilliwack properties

City of Chilliwack declares ‘state of local emergency’ in the wake of flooding

City of Chilliwack release said properties on Yale Road and Chartwell Drive evacuating. (City of Chilliwack)
Between heavy rain and wind, BC Hydro is now dealing with hundreds of power outages big and small in the Lower Mainland. (bchydro.com graphic)

B.C. STORM: Thousands of BC Hydro customers impacted by power outages

Heavy rain and wind are the prime culprits for major outages in Surrey, Langley and Delta

Between heavy rain and wind, BC Hydro is now dealing with hundreds of power outages big and small in the Lower Mainland. (bchydro.com graphic)
(Pixabay photo)

Free pizza brings smiles to people stranded in Hope

Panago store owner announces he is giving away pizzas until they are gone

(Pixabay photo)
The area in red is under an evacuation order for Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford. (Map: City of Abbotsford)

Evacuation orders in place for Straiton area and Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford

City issues orders due to extreme flooding and mudslides following major rainfall

The area in red is under an evacuation order for Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford. (Map: City of Abbotsford)