From fires to floods

Old Nov 19th 2021, 10:44 pm
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I presume if they are building on a levee on part of highway 1 this will delay any reopening of that stretch of highway.
It was beside it, not on it. The levee is not happening now. The Sumas River dyke is being repaired instead.
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Whatcom County (the county in Washington State that borders BC/Abbotsford) is warning people in flood areas of asbestos exposure due to naturally occuring asbestos on Sumas Mountain.

"As that material breaks up and is partitioned and carried as sediment downstream, the asbestos material comes out and is suspended in the water and is carried downstream and distributed around the landscape when the creek floods," Matthews said.

https://www.king5.com/article/news/l...c-48eac7d2b24f
It is the Swift Creek, that flows into the Sumas River. A study in 2009 showed risks minimal
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...zZZFnkqrXDgb4i
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It was beside it, not on it. The levee is not happening now. The Sumas River dyke is being repaired instead.
Yes I know just saw the article on the levee being cancelled.

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Some aerial footage of the flood zone


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  • People in southwest B.C., Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast restricted to 30 litres of fuel per visit
  • Emergency and essential vehicles exempt from gas restriction
  • Non-essential travel prohibited on B.C. roads most severely affected by floods
The measure will be in effect for 10 to 11 days and under the order gas stations must ensure their reserves last until December 1.

BC working with the federal government to truck and barge more fuel by truck and barge from Alberta, Washington state, Oregon and possibly California.

2,000 fine for travelling into the restricted area for a non-essential reason.

https://vancouver.citynews.ca/2021/1...-restrictions/


The article lists those exempt from the fuel rationing.


The rationing is on the honor system, appears they think people will do the right thing and it's per visit not per day or per week, so you could just station hop if you really want more while still following the rules.

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Unfortunate 3 more deaths have been confirmed in the highway 99 landslide, one man is still unaccounted for according to BC Coroner and all attempts to locate him have been unsucessful.

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/high...ide-death-toll

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General said Saturday morning they have asked the federal government to remove PCR testing so people can go to the US if necessary for gasoline.

"Farnworth adds he has asked the federal government to get rid of the PCR test requirement so people in BC could head across the border to fill up on fuel, without needing a COVID-19 test."

https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/take...s-bc-essential

One farmer lost 40,000 chickens.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...arms-1.6256171

Poor dogs, some dogs were killed when a dog boarding businesses flooded, the owners couldn't get to all the dogs in time, they went from okay to flooded in under 15 minutes.

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-...doggie-daycare

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"Martens chokes up when he talks about not being able to save his elderly dad's classic car." No mention of the type of car.

80,000 meat birds is heavily industrialized farming; Colombo Ferrari, Miura, GT40? Always the CBC leaves out the important part of the story.

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atmospheric river coming in through the weekend, this time in Northern BC, it's expected to weaken before it gets to the South Coast on Monday.

"forecast to bring between 100 and 150 millimetres of rain to Prince Rupert, with between 30 and 90 millimetres in other coastal areas."

"Snowfall warnings were also in place for a large swath of northern B.C., including the Prince George and the Stuart-Nechako areas."

"flood watch for the North Coast, including Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, Hartley Bay, Kemano and surrounding areas."



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A "parade of storm" is headed towards BC.

According to Environment Canada Meteorologist Armel Castellan, another atmospheric river is on the way, expected to arrive November 23, and depending on area anywhere from 40mm to 100mm rain is expected, than on Saturday another atmospheric river is expected bringing more rain, neither are expected to be as wet as the one that set off the flooding, but already saturated ground this is still not a trivial amount of rain either.

Into next week more rain is expected.

Typically BC only receives a couple atmospheric river's in a fall, we have seen a lot more this year than normal.
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Aerial video of parts of highway 8 that are completely gone, like no highway there anymore at all.

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Highway 1 between Chilliwack and Abbotsford set to reopen at 2pm, drivers should expect reduced speed limits, people are asked to stay off the highway however unless necessary.

Commercial vehicles over 63,500 kilograms are prohibited from using the Chilliwack to Abbotsford section at this time.

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021TRAN0075-002262

CP has resumed limited service between Kamloops and Vancouver with a train arriving in Vancouver with grain & fuel.

CN had also hoped to reopen limited service today, however they have now said due to new weather related problems they will not be able to.


Looks like the goal is to have commercial traffic back on the Coquihalla by the end of January, pending weather and temporary fixes of course.








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The mail is going through; my expedited parcel that was processed and in transit from Richmond on Nov 13 was finally scanned in Regina this afternoon, 12 days later (so I should get it tomorrow). I don't know what route it followed, but given the state of BC roads I'm not complaining. If it comes tomorrow it will be 8 days past when Canada Post predicted delivery, and 10 days past when I expected it originally. Expedited (ground transport) was the only option the shipper offered until the 14th or 15th, and then they started using Express Post but that was too late for my order.
edit; apparently my parcel was just here on a visit; easy come, easy go.:


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It's 45 minutes but well worth watching, everyone in BC really should watch this.

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The entire emergency system is too fragmented and patchwork to be effective, people were not warned, city's not warned, etc etc.

Why does the province download so much to local city governments who lack the resources?

Some of this seems to stem back to the early days of BC Liberals.


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