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Canada: British Columbia’s State of Emergency announced due to Air Force deployed as the region grapples with devastating floods.

Take away Keys:

  • British Columbia is devastated due to landslides and severe floods from Torrential rain.
  • The federal government is working hard to aid people with the necessary resources.

The federal government said it was sending air forces to assist in evacuation and support utility lines.

British Columbia, Canada’s Pacific coast, declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after floods and landslides caused by extremely heavy rainfall, and authorities said they expected more deaths.

All major routes between Lower Mainland, British Columbia, Canada’s third-largest city, Vancouver, and the endorheic of British Columbia, are washed out after record rains in southern British Columbia. Suspended from Saturday to Monday due to floods, or landslides. A woman’s body recovered from one of the landslides late Monday.

Torrential rains are the cause of the destruction, however, the federal government is engaged with the local authorities to send resources such as the Canadian Armed Forces to support people and after impact, they will be taking care of cleaning and rebuilding from the extreme weather events.

However, the federal government will be sending air forces to assist in evacuation and support utility lines.

Emergency Preparation Minister Bill Blair said the military would protect the population from further floods and landslides. Military helicopters have already helped people evacuate about 300 people from the highways trapped in cars after a landslide on Sunday night.

Mr Hogan said the state of emergency will include a travel ban, which will allow essentials, medical care, and emergency services to reach the communities in need. He urged people not to store goods.

These are very difficult times. He has been on this stage for two years and has faced difficult times like unprecedented public health challenges, forest fires, heat domes, and ever. Though We have talked about a debilitating flood that we have never seen comments Hogan.

Read More: Canada: State of emergency declared in British Columbia, Air Force deployed as region grapples with devastating floods (freepressjournal.in)

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