abbotsford floods

Abbotsford, B.C., has whole areas submerged in water due to flooding, leading to the Sumas Prairie region being evacuated and a local state of emergency being ordered.

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said at a news conference on Tuesday that people in flooding areas should leave their farm animals behind to get out immediately.

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Abbotsford's Chief Constable Mike Serr had some strong words for people kayaking through "toxic" floodwaters as emergency responders try to help those in need.

Four youths were kayaking through flooded areas, which were subject to evacuation orders, and needed to be rescued by Abbotsford Police on Tuesday.

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