Floodgates remain open in Abbotsford B.C. but tensions still high

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Officials in Abbotsford B.C. say they haven’t gotten out of the woods yet, following the third atmospheric river to hit the province.

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The floodgates remain open, allowing water to flow from the Sumas River into the Fraser River, and all eyes are still on the Nooksack River in Washington state, which is running high but remains below flood stage.

An evacuation alert is in place for Lower Sumas Mountain Road and Florence Drive.

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“I am confident that we have done everything we can to keep our community safe as we go through our final weather event,” Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said on Tuesday.

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Highway 1 between Abbotsford and Chilliwack is closed on Wednesdays due to high water levels.

The city’s confirmed infrastructure is holding up so far.

Braun will give an update on the situation Wednesday at 2 p.m. PT. Which will be broadcast live above and on Facebook.

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Meanwhile, with heavy rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, the BC River Forecast Center issued a flood warning for the Tulamin River, Similkamin River, Spius Creek, Coldwater River, Lower Nicola River, Coquihalla River, Chilliwack River and Lower Fraser Valley Is.

Pemberton’s Village Withdrawal alert issued for 11 properties Tuesday evening.

In addition, the Squamish-Lilleute Regional District has issued a . issued a clearance order for Number of properties in Birken due to landslide risk,

It comes as some Mission residents were also ordered to leave their homes on Tuesday.

Fraser Valley Regional District the website says Residents of 8400 Shook Road. The storm results in “immediate danger to life, health and property”. A local emergency has also been declared.

Tuesday afternoon, Hatzic. Resident in the Benbow Street subdivision in In view of the danger of flood, have been asked to leave immediately.,

In Chilliwack, on a property Tamihi Road has now been placed on evacuation order,

On Sunday and Monday, the FVRD also issued clearance orders for some properties. Fish Camp, Othello and Tunnel Road And 12 virtues On Laidlaw Road and Mackay Road in the District of Hope.

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Flooding from several watercourses, including Lorenzetta Creek, Wahlech Creek and Hunter Creek, has caused flooding in the surrounding land, Order says.

An evacuation alert has also been issued for the approximately 1,600 residents of Hatzik Prairie east of the mission, and on Tuesday afternoon, the District of Hope issued a similar alert. 114 Qualities On the banks of the Coquihalla River.

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