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BGC’s early action to support the response efforts in British Columbia for the November 2021 flooding
In November of 2021, southwestern British Columbia, Canada and northwestern Washington State were affected by a series of atmospheric rivers that caused widespread geohazards and destruction of critical infrastructure. This weather event resulted in massive precipitation leading to flooding, landslides, and debris slides that impacted many communities. Highways, pipelines, energy transmission lines, and railways all experienced damage and were inoperable – the severing of these arteries effectively cut off one of the biggest populations in Canada from the rest of the country. At the date of writing, some of these critical infrastructures are still out of commission.