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British Columbia, Canada declared a state of emergency due to floods-Xianning.com

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Source: Xinhua News Agency
Time: 2021-11-19 10:25

Xinhua News Agency, Ottawa, November 17 (Reporter Li Baodong) British Columbia, Canada, announced on the afternoon of the 17th that in response to floods and mudslides caused by heavy rains and the livelihood problems caused by them, the province immediately entered a state of emergency.

The governor of British Columbia, John Hogan, said at a press conference that heavy rains, strong winds and floods have destroyed many communities. The state of emergency order was issued to ensure the supply of basic services and supplies to communities across the province.

Beginning on the 13th, torrential rains continued in southern British Columbia and disasters such as floods and mudslides occurred in many places. Thousands of people have been displaced and a woman was killed. Local TV stations showed that the floods destroyed highways and bridges, interrupted traffic and flooded some cities and towns.

John Hogan said that the death toll is expected to rise in the coming days. He said he had spoken with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and asked the Canadian Armed Forces to help the disaster relief. (over)

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