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Chilliwack residents Gail and Rob Irving are puzzled why there isn’t a renal unit in the city, and with flooding cutting off Highway 1 access between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, Rob was flown west for treatment on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)

Patients cut off from dialysis treatments being flown to Abbotsford for medical care

With highway access cut off, Rob Irving and more than 20 others are in a tough spot

Chilliwack residents Gail and Rob Irving are puzzled why there isn’t a renal unit in the city, and with flooding cutting off Highway 1 access between Chilliwack and Abbotsford, Rob was flown west for treatment on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Eric J. Welsh/Chilliwack Progress)
Travellers who have been trapped for days in Hope lined up to take a CP Train to downtown Vancouver on Wednesday, Nov. 17. (Pattie Desjardins/Hope Standard)

Lougheed Highway to open westbound for the hundreds of travellers stuck in Hope

Piloted traffic heading west to guide stranded travellers out of the disaster zone

Travellers who have been trapped for days in Hope lined up to take a CP Train to downtown Vancouver on Wednesday, Nov. 17. (Pattie Desjardins/Hope Standard)
Calf houses float in the flood waters in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Calf houses float in the flood waters in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Flood waters cover Highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. declares state of emergency amid devastating floods, landslides

Horgan said more fatalities are expected as a result of storm

Flood waters cover Highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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VIDEO: Dozens of RVs engulfed in flames in the middle of Abbotsford flood zone

Fire crews on scene near Highway 1 and Whatcom Road

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Rescue crews prepare to escort a group of stranded travellers on the Lougheed Highway near Agassiz. The road has since opened to single-lane alternating traffic. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution.(Photo/Vancouver Fire Rescue Services)

B.C. FLOOD: Single-lane traffic moving along Lougheed Highway in Agassiz area

Highway is still closed in Ruby Creek east of Hope

Rescue crews prepare to escort a group of stranded travellers on the Lougheed Highway near Agassiz. The road has since opened to single-lane alternating traffic. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution.(Photo/Vancouver Fire Rescue Services)
Photos from the transportation ministry show the Coquihalla collapse roughly halfway between Hope and Merrritt. (BC Transportation)

PHOTOS: Ministry of Transportation releases images of damage on highways near Hope

Section of Juliet bridge has detached and fallen into waterway below

Photos from the transportation ministry show the Coquihalla collapse roughly halfway between Hope and Merrritt. (BC Transportation)
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B.C. flood, slide evacuees can refill emergency prescription at any pharmacy

Service available to all evacuated across the province

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Abbotsford remains flooded after heavy rainfall and overflowing rivers. (Peregrine Aerial Surveys)

600 evacuated in Abbotsford as mayor worries about forecasted rain, floodwaters from U.S.

Mayor Henry Braun predicts total recovery costs will top $1 billion dollars

Abbotsford remains flooded after heavy rainfall and overflowing rivers. (Peregrine Aerial Surveys)
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B.C. residents will not receive the emergency alert test today as flood response continues

Rest of the country will get scheduled test on Nov. 17

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Sumas Prairie on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. The area is under an evacuation order due to substantial flooding. (Nancy Hildebrand photo/Facebook)

Sumas Prairie flooding remains ‘critical,’ Abbotsford mayor says 184 people rescued overnight

Water is coming from the Nooksack River, pushing pump station to full capacity

Sumas Prairie on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. The area is under an evacuation order due to substantial flooding. (Nancy Hildebrand photo/Facebook)
A single vehicle heads into the U.S. at the quiet Peace Arch border crossing Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. Canada lifted its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit, but America kept similar restrictions in place, part of a bumpy return to normalcy from coronavirus travel bans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

B.C. FLOODS: Travellers stuck from returning home can cross U.S. border without PCR COVID test

The exemption is for travellers heading to their home residence and facing geographical constraints

A single vehicle heads into the U.S. at the quiet Peace Arch border crossing Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, in Blaine, Wash. Canada lifted its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit, but America kept similar restrictions in place, part of a bumpy return to normalcy from coronavirus travel bans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
FILE – British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Floods, landslides have had ‘significant impact’ on B.C. health-care services, Dix says

Many patients have already had to be relocated this year due to wildfires

FILE – British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19, in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A volunteer operates a boat while rescuing people stranded due to floodwaters in Abbotsford, B.C., on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C.’s Hwy. 3 could be quickest to reopen post-flooding; geotechnical assessments underway

Geotechnical engineers asessing all highways to determine which will be cleaned up first

A volunteer operates a boat while rescuing people stranded due to floodwaters in Abbotsford, B.C., on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Abbotsford flood damage: Nov. 16, 2021 (Photos by Sophia Middleton)

VIDEO: Woman captures aerial footage of flood devastation in Abbotsford

Sophia Middleton’s photos show Highway 1 and surrounding area submerged

Abbotsford flood damage: Nov. 16, 2021 (Photos by Sophia Middleton)
A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

First Nations leaders call on B.C. government to declare state of emergency due to flooding

Leaders say that extraordinary measures are needed to stop climate change-caused disaster

A vehicle is submerged in flood waters along a road in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Armed Forces confirms more than 300 rescued from Agassiz area landslides, floods

Rescue workers are also searching debris along Lougheed Highway

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Tania and Scott with their dog, sitting inside a fogged-up car, waiting for help to arrive. (Tania Honeysett/Special to The News)

‘Everyone’s helping each other’: Maple Ridge woman trapped on Hwy. 7 due to mudslide

People getting airlifted, but not enough communication, point out the stranded

Tania and Scott with their dog, sitting inside a fogged-up car, waiting for help to arrive. (Tania Honeysett/Special to The News)
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VIDEO: Search and Rescue helicopters bring Lougheed Highway evacuees to shelter in Agassiz

Helicopters have been running non-stop since Monday morning

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Free pizza brings smiles to people stranded in Hope

Panago store owner announces he is giving away pizzas until they are gone

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