BC Announces Financial Help for Evacuees as Storm Approaches South Coaston November 24, 2021 at 2:08 pm

British Columbia’s public safety minister says more than 6,500 people have registered as evacuees and those whose homes were flooded last week are eligible for a $2,000 grant through the Canadian Red Cross and the province. Mike Farnworth is asking residents to pay close attention to the weather forecast as more storms are expected after a so-called atmospheric river dumped an unprecedented amount of rain on the southwest part of the province. The storms forced evacuations and triggered mudslides that cut off highways and crucial rail supply routes. Environment Canada has posted special weather statements for much of B.C.’s inner south coast. It warns that a new storm is expected to hit the region Wednesday night, dropping 40 to 80 millimetres of rain, before easing Friday. The weather office says a second so-called atmospheric river is also forecast to drench the south coast Saturday, with total accumulations from both storms …

The Canadian Press

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