Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Damage from the massive flooding in Canada includes severing "rail links to the port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest marine hub for freight"

The Globe and Mail:

the storm [] dumped a month’s worth of winter rains in hours.


B.C. has not been able to catch a break recently. The West Coast heat wave this past summer was deadliest weather event in Canadian history, and the patterns of extreme weather were the result of human-caused climate change.

The Star is very granular with its updates:

B.C.’s cannabis distributor is warning its customers that delays are possible because extreme weather has disrupted some transportation routes.


[One Canadian], who became trapped with his family in a pickup on Sunday night because of two mudslides north of Hope, told the CBC that he and other stranded motorists had “built a little bit of a community.”


About 150 people were trapped in [his] group, he said, including health care workers and a highway department crew member. Despite the long hours without word from the authorities, he said no one had panicked.

“We’re just hanging out,” he said, adding: “We’ve got internet so that’s saving a lot of people.”