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Ottawa approves requests for federal help in B.C. flood recovery

Key Takeaway:

  • The Canadian Armed Forces have been asked to assist with recovery efforts in flood-stricken.
  • The military will provide air and land support for critical provincial supply chains and evacuation and rescue efforts.

The Canadian Armed Forces have been asked to assist with recovery efforts in flood-stricken B.C., with the provincial government declaring a state of emergency.

The military will provide air and land support for critical provincial supply chains and evacuation and rescue efforts.

Ottawa approves request for federal assistance in B.C. flood recovery  efforts - Thompson Citizen and Nickel Belt News

Premier John Horgan says to ensure that essential goods and medical and emergency services reach communities. Will introduce travel restrictions.

Defence Minister Anita Anand says more troops will be sent to help the hardest-hit communities.

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Crews will continue to search through debris left by landslides along Highway 99 near Lillooet and Highway 7 near Agassiz to determine if any vehicles were caught underneath.

No bodies were recovered Wednesday, but at least two people are still reported missing.

B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham says thousands of farm animals died when parts of the Fraser Valley flooded. Efforts are underway to develop routes to allow veterinarians to access farms and treat what livestock may have survived.

Source-CTV News

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