State of Emergency
British Columbia’s government declared a province-wide state of emergency. The announcement comes after record-breaking rainfall caused major flooding and several mudslides that left hundreds of people stranded or cut off from essential services.
Thousands of people have been displaced from their homes as the cold winter weather begins. Many crops and agriculture has been destroyed and over a thousand animals have been killed due to the flooding.
Penny Appeal Canada’s Regional Team is on the ground in Abbotsford, B.C. responding to the State of Emergency. Penny Appeal Canada will be providing essential food items and warm clothing to families displaced due to the floods.
- The B.C. government has declared a state of emergency
- The federal government has approved deployment of air force personnel to help B.C. with flood aftermath.
- Thousands remain evacuated from towns in southern B.C