`Atmospheric rivers` cause heavy rain, floods and landslides in several areas in southern British Columbia, Canada

طقس العرب GO 2021-11-16 2021-11-16T10:41:43Z
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`Atmospheric rivers` cause heavy rain, floods and landslides in several areas in southern British Columbia, Canada

Weather of Arabia - Floods described as the worst in 10 years, hit several areas in southern British Columbia, Canada, after heavy rains caused by the flow of an "atmospheric river", causing chaos and landslides that trapped some residents in their cars, where more than A hundred cars between a number of slips.

 

The authorities issued orders to evacuate residents in several areas, and called on all the evacuees and those who were unable to return to their homes to go to the shelters.

 

In southeastern British Columbia, authorities issued immediate evacuation orders to residents due to the Tulamin River flooding , and on Vancouver Island, flood warnings were issued for the Cowichan River and the Coxilla River, while river levels are being monitored in some areas in the south of the province, in anticipation of flooding.

Residents of the Fraser Valley placed sandbags after the basements of their homes were flooded, and a number of drivers spent the night in their cars on the side of the roads.

 

What happened was exceptional weather

The local weather forecaster issued a warning of heavy rain in southern British Columbia, and expected 130 millimeters of rain, and 200 millimeters in some areas.

 

Alyssa Charbonneau, a meteorologist at the Canadian Ministry of Environment, said that what happened is undoubtedly one of the extreme weather phenomena, and it is not normal, according to her, that these heavy rains fall so quickly, which caused slips and floods on many roads, and one of the experts stated that these The region has not suffered for decades from these mudslides.

 

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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