Storm

Local excavator Will Smith snapped this photo of a District of Tofino worker navigating a flooded Hellesen Drive last week. On Thursday, Nov. 25 Tofino issued a rainfall and flood advisory and activated its Emergency Operations Centre while Ucluelet closed access to the Wild Pacific Trail due to wave hazards. (Will Smith photo)

Tofino mayor praises flood response, urges residents to be prepared for incoming storm

More heavy rainfall expected early Tuesday morning after pair of dumps bring West Coast flooding

 

A surfer heads to the water in Cow Bay, N.S. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Heavy rain and high winds are impacting a large swath of Atlantic Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

UPDATED: Parts of Atlantic Canada cleaning up after three days of heavy rain and wind

Bridges out, transportation disrupted as some areas hit with more than 200 millimetres of rain

 

B.C. was severely impacted by flooding during the storm that occurred from Nov. 13 to 15. More heavy rains are in the forecast this week. (Black Press Media file photo)

Incoming storms expected to bring outages, rising waters: BC Hydro

South Coast, Vancouver Island are bracing for more bad weather

 

The BC SPCA is offering discounted adoption fees on animals until Dec. 8, to try and make room for animals displaced by recent flooding. (Black Press Media file photo)

Adoptions half-off to help displaced pets: BC SPCA

Organization looks to make room to house animals displaced by flooding, promotion ends Dec. 8

The BC SPCA is offering discounted adoption fees on animals until Dec. 8, to try and make room for animals displaced by recent flooding. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Bring Brett Home/GoFundMe.com)

Peachland man on way to Victoria still missing after Hwy. 99 landslide

Brett Diederichs was traveling to his new Vancouver Island home with his mom and his partner

(Bring Brett Home/GoFundMe.com)
Sandbags are available at the Port Alberni Public Works Yard on Sixth Avenue. Residents must bring their own shovels. (SUSAN QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

High streamflow advisory issued for Vancouver Island rivers

More storms expected this week and over the weekend

Sandbags are available at the Port Alberni Public Works Yard on Sixth Avenue. Residents must bring their own shovels. (SUSAN QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Vehicles kick up a spray as they drive through pooling water during heavy rains on Nov. 15. Less severe but back to back storms are forecast to affect the Island this week. (Don Denton/News Staff)

Vancouver Island braces for 3 more storms in 7 days

Government weather agency tracking multiple atmospheric rivers across region

Vehicles kick up a spray as they drive through pooling water during heavy rains on Nov. 15. Less severe but back to back storms are forecast to affect the Island this week. (Don Denton/News Staff)
Highway 3 closed at Hope, vehicles being turned around. (Facebook)

UPDATE: New washout closes Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton

There is no detour available at this time

Highway 3 closed at Hope, vehicles being turned around. (Facebook)
North Saanich staff have restored water to the Chalet Road neighbourhood, but damage to the road will likely take some time to repair. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Heavy rainfall event leaves trail of damage in North Saanich

Municipal staff still assessing infrastructure, utilities and facilities

North Saanich staff have restored water to the Chalet Road neighbourhood, but damage to the road will likely take some time to repair. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Overnight closures were previously expected to last until Nov. 22. (Courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Malahat to reopen 24 hours a day

Single-lane alternating traffic can continue around the clock

Overnight closures were previously expected to last until Nov. 22. (Courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Crews are working to repair erosion damage caused by Monday’s storm. (District of Saanich)

Section of West Saanich Road will remain closed until Nov. 22

District of Saanich says time needed to repair storm damage

Crews are working to repair erosion damage caused by Monday’s storm. (District of Saanich)
Heavy rainfall hit Greater Victoria on Nov. 14 and caused problems the following day. (Nancy Brown-Schembri)

VIDEO: Greater Victoria recovering from floods, outages

Record-breaking rainfall took the region by storm Monday

Heavy rainfall hit Greater Victoria on Nov. 14 and caused problems the following day. (Nancy Brown-Schembri)
BC Ferries’ Coastal Celebration vessel has been reassigned from its regular route to accommodate one round trip sailing between Nanaimo and Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries’ Coastal Celebration vessel has been reassigned from its regular route to accommodate one round trip sailing between Nanaimo and Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
The road near Jordan River has been damaged due to floodwaters. (Courtesy of OPSRRA)

Hwy 14 west of Sooke reopened after sinkhole caused afternoon closure

The closure lasted about three hours on Tuesday, caused by waters of Jordan River

The road near Jordan River has been damaged due to floodwaters. (Courtesy of OPSRRA)
Aisle at the Vernon Superstore. (Jenny Smith/ Vernon Morning Star)

Product shortage at Okanagan grocery stores, due to highway closures

Save On Foods was without produce Tuesday morning

Aisle at the Vernon Superstore. (Jenny Smith/ Vernon Morning Star)
Salmon at Goldstream Provincial Park were swept up in stormy floodwaters on Nov. 15. (Courtesy RLC Park Services)
Salmon at Goldstream Provincial Park were swept up in stormy floodwaters on Nov. 15. (Courtesy RLC Park Services)
View above Merritt. (

Access to Merritt prohibited, care homes evacuated as flooding continues

Interior Health has closed the Nicola Valley Hospital

View above Merritt. (
(Pixabay)

Atmospheric river bringing rain and snow to southern B.C.

Expect rain on the coast, and snow as system heads east

(Pixabay)
Eye witness video posted to social media shows a funnel cloud forming near Vancouver’s North Shore. (@lil.IVN/Twitter)

Environment Canada confirms low-grade tornado hit Vancouver over the weekend

Funnel the latest in a series of unusual weather events in B.C. this year

Eye witness video posted to social media shows a funnel cloud forming near Vancouver’s North Shore. (@lil.IVN/Twitter)
BC Hydro workers look on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes an announcement at BC Hydro Trades Training Centre in Surrey, B.C., Thursday, August, 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Study shows Metro Vancouver overconfident, underprepared for storm-related power loss

Fewer than half of area residents have an outage plan or emergency kit at home

BC Hydro workers look on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes an announcement at BC Hydro Trades Training Centre in Surrey, B.C., Thursday, August, 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward