Recently, western Canada has experienced rare continuous strong precipitation, which has triggered natural disasters such as mudslides and floods. At present, the flood has killed 1 person and at least 3 people are missing, and about 18000 people are still trapped there. However, it is expected that the area will be hit by heavy rain next week.
According to the Guardian on November 19, the disaster situation in British Columbia, Canada, has entered a 14-day state of emergency on the 17th local time. Governor John Hogan said at a press conference on the 18th, “In response to the flood, the whole province united and supported each other, which was the most positive side of the flood.” He called on the local people to remain united and face the immediate difficulties together. “This is an extremely terrible disaster. But as the people of British Columbia and Canadian citizens, we should unite to get out of the current predicament as soon as possible.
Since November 13, Canada has experienced continuous heavy rainfall. Although some meteorologists have analyzed that the phenomenon of “atmospheric rivers” that triggered this round of precipitation will end on November 16, floods have been raging in western Canada in recent days. At present, the British Columbia government has warned the local population that heavy rains may continue to hit parts of the province next week.