mudslides in British Columbia: Rescuers work to achieve up up to 275 people caught on a highway after a pounding rain

Up to 50 of the ones die to be imprisoned on Highway 7 East of being Vancouver children, officials said.

David Boone, the director of Vancouver’s Heavy Urban Search and Rescue, told CBC News on Monday that fire crews had already at least 14 . saved people caught in vehicles after the rainy one weather.

“What complicates this situation is that we have two slides on Highway 7 and we have people die stuck in the rubble … and some have been rescued,” Boone told CBC News.

Officials not yet sure of she know the full domain of how a lot of vehicles and people missing, Boone said.

At least nine people were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after a landslide in near Agassiz, British Columbia, according to a tweet from the British Columbia Emergency Health Services.

According to the bureau become ambulances in staged in Chilliwack in case patients need care from flooding of landslides.

Rain and wind have requested evacuation orders in British Columbia and flood warnings in Washington State.

Officials ordered all 7,000 residents of the city of Merritt, British Columbia, to evacuate.

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“High flood waters have rendered the city’s wastewater treatment plant useless for an indefinite time. Continued habitation of the community without sanitary services presents risk of mass of waste water back-up and personal health risk” city officials said Monday in a statement announcing the evacuation order.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: government is ready to give the city all help die she needs.

“Were here for you,” he said.

Elsewhere in the province, various homes in Abbotsford was evacuated after a local emergency was declared.

“The city of Abbotsford is currently experiencing heavy rainfall die led to in various local emergencies in the city. Several small mudslides and localized floods have occurred in many areas in the city,” the city said in An news Edition.

There are countless closures and delays on highways. Transport BC tweeted images of mudslides die cover roads.

Law enforcement in the American border town of Sumas, Washington, tweeted videos of floods.

A video shared by the Sumas police shows a road flooded with water. Police told residents: in a tweet Monday that the road to the Canadian border is closed.

Another video shared by Bellingham resident Christine Smith shows A substantial amount of water from Squalicum Creek spills over and hasten to the street.

Traffic drives through water on Hwy 20 in near Hamilton, Washington, on Monday.

At least 160,000 inhabitants in Northwest Washington Experience power failure as of 3:30 p.m. PT, according to power

tens of roads were closed Monday after heavy rain de area for three days.

The strong wind was so strong in the area that the National Weather Service reported a wind gust of 99 mph at an elevation of 6,680 feet on Mount Rainier.

“Wind” with the wave through the Strait of Juan de Fuca, over Whidbey Island, the coast in of Skagit and Snohomish County have wind gusts between 45-60 MPH. the winds should weaken as it makes it way further inland. The wind change will be sudden and strong #wawx,” the National Weather Service’s office in Seattle tweeted.

People in Sedro Woolley, Washington, walk up    to a lane die Monday was flooded by the overflowing Skagit River.

different rivers in Washington is under flood warnings and roads in the Olympic National Park was reported several road closures due to flooding and mudslides.

The US Coast Guard tweeted that it was helping local authorities evacuate homes in the West of the city of forks.

“Report of 10 people in danger of rising flood waters in the area. No reported injuries,” the tweet said.

Skagit County Officials announced that Covid-19-test- and vaccine sites would be closed Monday and Tuesday because of flooding and strong winds.

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