By Emma Riefman, published January 23rd, 2022
Between November 14th and 15th, B.C was taken by surprise when an atmospheric river hit. 17 regional districts had been affected by the flood, with damages to roads and houses that had been flooded, which will cost a large sum to fully rebuild. Cities had been required to evacuate in wait for the water to recede and many waited weeks to return safely into their homes. Furthermore, during the evacuation, many people have been reported missing. The upcoming weather may also be a contributing factor to B.C’s lengthy recovery.
Nevertheless, the main priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of those affected. It is important to be actively listening to the advisories, safety precautions and warnings. This situation is one of the many reasons to be prepared at all times. The disaster led to Highway One being flooded and closed for non-essential travel. Staying up to date as well as following all the restrictions placed will make the recovery process much swifter.