bc floods

British Columbians may be facing a potential flooding risk, as two atmospheric rivers are expected to bring over 100 millimetres of rain this week alone.

The B.C. government released a statement on Tuesday, encouraging people to prepare for the upcoming storms this week. "People living in the Lower Mainland, on Vancouver Island and on the North and Central Coast can expect stormy weather between today and Oct. 31," it said.

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A 31-year-old woman has gone missing after walking her dog near a waterway with high levels and fast-moving water in Kelowna B.C., which declared a local state of emergency due to flooding.

The missing woman, Chelsea Cardno, was last seen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, leaving her house to walk her German Shepherd, named JJ, in the Mission Greenway area.

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Three communities in B.C. have been issued evacuation orders due to flooding, and one district is now in a local state of emergency.

On Sunday night at 8 p.m., people in Old Remo, Usk and New Remo had to evacuate their homes. The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, where the three communities are located, declared a local state of emergency for "Area 'C.'"

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The catastrophic floods that hit B.C. in November 2021 have had many lasting impacts, some of which are ongoing today.

The government is still finding debris that the floods washed away — including a building, multiple cars and a garage.

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McDonald's in Japan is facing a shortage of their delicious fries, and it's partially due to the devastating flooding that B.C. faced in November.

The unexpected side effect of the historic flooding was announced by McDonald's Japan in a press release.

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