Landslides and evacuations after heavy rain off Canada’s Pacific Coast

Landslides and evacuations after heavy rain off Canada's Pacific Coast

Several landslides occurred in Canada on Monday due to heavy rain. About 150 people had to be rescued from covered cars.

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  • Heavy rain fell on Canada’s Pacific Coast on Monday.
  • This caused many landslides.
  • Up to 150 people had to be rescued from their vehicles.

Heavy rain on Canada’s Pacific coast caused several landslides on Monday. “Heavy rain and subsequent landslides/floods have damaged various highways in the interior of British Columbia,” the provincial transport ministry said in short message service Twitter. According to media reports, rescuers were on duty to rescue 150 people trapped in their cars and trucks between two landslides near the city of Agassiz.

In the city of Abbotsford, near Vancouver, officials ordered the evacuation of more than a hundred homes in several areas at risk from flooding and landslides, according to Radio Canada. The City of Merritt also urged residents to leave their homes. Emergency centers have been set up for residents in both communities.

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Canada’s environmental agency, Environment Canada, said in a statement that up to 250 mm of rain is expected in and around Vancouver by afternoon. Vancouver was hit by a rare tornado last week.

The province of British Columbia experienced record-breaking temperatures that summer, killing more than 500 people. In addition, devastating wildfires destroyed the entire area.

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