A Canadian Astronaut Shared A NASA Photo Showing The BC Floods All The Way From Space

Chris Hadfield said to "stay safe."

Western Canada Editor
A Canadian Astronaut Shared A NASA Photo Showing The BC Floods All The Way From Space

The devastating impacts of the unprecedented weather that B.C. faced earlier this week can be seen all the way from space, shown in a photo from NASA that Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield posted on Twitter.

The extreme weather has resulted in the province seeing mudslides, flooding, city evacuations, power outages, people getting trapped for days, highway destruction, and even the death of one woman in a mudslide.

The image Hadfield shared shows the Fraser River flooding and the "amazing movement of topsoil" into the waters around Metro Vancouver.

Another Twitter user replied by sharing what the area normally looks like from space, showing a drastic difference.

Due to flooding, farmers in Abbotsford were forced to flee their homes, leaving behind their livestock and investments.

B.C. entered into a state of emergency on Wednesday in the wake of the destruction.

In Vancouver, a barge that crashed into the seawall and got stuck on Sunset Beach is still there after an attempted removal. The next attemp at removing it will be on Sunday, November 21, Transport Canada said in an email to Narcity.

You can track all of the flood watches, flood warnings and evacuation orders on a map created by EmergencyInfoBC.

The weather does not seem to be easing, with a winter storm now on its way to B.C. The storm is expected to bring up to 30 centimetres of snow to some parts of the province this weekend.

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Morgan Leet
Western Canada Editor
Morgan Leet is the Western Canada Editor for Narcity Canada's Western Desk focused on interprovincial travel, and is based in Vancouver.
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