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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to go to B.C. flood zone Friday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to go to B.C. flood zone Friday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to go to British Columbia Friday, because the province continues to scrub up after devastating floods and landslides triggered by a strong atmospheric river.

Trudeau is slated to go to Victoria and Abbotsford, the hard-hit Fraser Valley neighborhood which stays partially underwater and susceptible to extra flooding as a brand new system of three storms rolls in.

Learn extra:
Abbotsford, B.C. mayor nervous about floods from Washington as heavy rain begins

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The prime minister is anticipated to tour the flood zone and meet with Public Security Minister Mike Farnworth, Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun, Sumas First Nation Chief Dalton Silver, Matsqui First Nation Chief Alice McKay, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, first responders and volunteers.

Trudeau will later meet with Premier John Horgan in Victoria and maintain a 5:30 p.m. media availability.

Learn extra:
First of subsequent three atmospheric rivers makes landfall in B.C.

On Thursday, B.C. opened a key stretch of the Trans-Canada freeway via Abbotsford, easing a site visitors bottleneck and serving to to revive fractured provide strains within the province.

That neighborhood remained on alert and below a flood watch Thursday night time, as extra heavy rain pounded the area elevating issues the Nooksack River in Washington state might flood once more, sending extra water pouring north of the border. Two extra rain storms are anticipated within the coming days.

Crews have been working constantly since final week to restore and buttress dikes surrounding the Sumas Prairie lowlands, a few of which stay below greater than two metres of water.


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