flood mitigation

Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captured video of a flooded Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

New policy on flood mitigation to tackle risks to B.C. businesses and infrastructure

Business leaders from Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Surrey co-authored action-oriented policy

 

Visit technicalsafetybc.ca/safety-education/flood to learn how to prepare your home for flooding and find licensed contractors.

Is your home ready for the next flood?

How to prepare your property now, and what to do if you’re ordered to evacuate due to flood risk

  • Mar 7, 2022

 

During the height of the rising waters on Nov. 15, the Similkameen River came close to touching the underside of Keremeos��� White Bridge. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

B.C. reviewing municipal flood responsibility following devastating storms

The B.C. Liberal government of 2003 shifted the responsibility to municipalities

 

A stop sign is shown in a flooded intersection in Grand Forks, B.C., on May 17, 2018. A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding. The report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo says on average provincial governments get a grade of C for flood preparedness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Provinces not moving fast enough to assess, mitigate flood risk: report

British Columbia and Saskatchewan haven’t updated their flood maps in more than two decades

A stop sign is shown in a flooded intersection in Grand Forks, B.C., on May 17, 2018. A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding. The report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo says on average provincial governments get a grade of C for flood preparedness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Consultants and Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District staff view a large flood depth map at a March 10 open house at the Tseshaht First Nation Administration Building. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the AV News)

ACRD releases draft flood plan for Somass River watershed

Expectation is for 20 percent more rain, flooding within decades

  • Mar 21, 2020
Consultants and Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District staff view a large flood depth map at a March 10 open house at the Tseshaht First Nation Administration Building. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the AV News)