British Columbia Floods: City of Abbotsford to Give Update on Flood Response on Saturday | The Canadian News

The mayor of Abbotsford, BC, and city emergency officials are scheduled to provide an update on the battle against the floods at 2 p.m. PST Saturday.

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The city remains in a state of local emergency, with massive flooding in the Sumas Prairie agricultural area.

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BC floods: Abbotsford abandons levee plan

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Crews have been fighting to repair gaps in a key levee that protects the prairie from waters flowing north from the flooded Nooksack River in Washington state.

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Canadian Forces troops have come to town to help with the work.

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British Columbia Floods: Abbotsford Abandons Controversial Levee Plan, Repairing Levee Breaks Instead

More than 600 people have been evacuated from the area, which also remains under a boil water advisory.

On Friday, Abbotsford officials scrapped a controversial plan to build a new levee on the north side of Highway 1 through the area, which could have cost multiple homeowners their homes.

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How the British Columbia Floods Are Affecting Farmers

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