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An aerial shot of the landslide rescue that MSAR attended shortly before being called to Abbotsford on Nov. 15. Photo courtesy of MSAR.

Search and Rescue: Biggest threats in Mission, Hatzic Valley are landslides

Evacuation alert for 1,600 properties in Hatzic Valley was issued after landslide rescue

An aerial shot of the landslide rescue that MSAR attended shortly before being called to Abbotsford on Nov. 15. Photo courtesy of MSAR.
Area residents survey the damage at Othello Campground on Nov. 29, 2021, including some forced out by flood waters on Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

Fraser Valley Regional District says applications for B.C.’s help on floods ‘unanswered for days’

‘We need help today, not tomorrow, or in the coming days or weeks,’ said FVRD chair Jason Lum

Area residents survey the damage at Othello Campground on Nov. 29, 2021, including some forced out by flood waters on Nov. 15. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)
Photo taken today of a slightly submerged vehicle in the Everglades Resort on Hatzic Island. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.

PHOTOS: Evacuation order issued for Everglades Resort on Hatzic Island near Mission

Immediate danger due to overland flooding for all units on 8400 Shook Road

Photo taken today of a slightly submerged vehicle in the Everglades Resort on Hatzic Island. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.
A still image taken from video shot by the Abbotsford Police Department shows floodwaters once again pooling near Castle Fun Park on North Parallel Road west of Whatcom Road. That area was heavily impacted after the first flood on Nov. 14 and 15.

Floodwaters move into Abbotsford again during heavy rainfall

Some areas are flooding again in midst of atmospheric river on Tuesday

A still image taken from video shot by the Abbotsford Police Department shows floodwaters once again pooling near Castle Fun Park on North Parallel Road west of Whatcom Road. That area was heavily impacted after the first flood on Nov. 14 and 15.
Sand bags have been available throughout the past two weeks for District of Kent residents. District staff have committed to replenishing the stock on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo/District of Kent)

‘Let’s work together’: District of Kent replenishing sand bags as rain persists

Heavy rain falls in Agassiz-Harrison, across southern coast

Sand bags have been available throughout the past two weeks for District of Kent residents. District staff have committed to replenishing the stock on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo/District of Kent)
Local berry and vegetable growers have faced severe flooding during the recent extreme weather to rock the Fraser Valley. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Disastrous flooding likely to set Fraser Valley food growers back many years

Berry and vegetable farmers devastated by extreme weather, recovery could cost billions

Local berry and vegetable growers have faced severe flooding during the recent extreme weather to rock the Fraser Valley. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Sandbagging near Townsend Park in Chilliwack on Nov. 29, 2021. (Mavis Hindy photo/Facebook)

3rd atmospheric river landing on already saturated soil and swollen rivers of Fraser Valley

Here’s a roundup of flood-related online resources for the Eastern Fraser Valley

Sandbagging near Townsend Park in Chilliwack on Nov. 29, 2021. (Mavis Hindy photo/Facebook)
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

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 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 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
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.

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
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.