Global National: Nov. 16, 2021 | Deadly mudslides, residents homeless in aftermath of BC flooding

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Communities throughout British Columbia are devastated, after mudslides and raging floodwaters washed out roads and communities. Robin Gill surveys the destruction and hears from Global News photographer Mike Timbrell about his frightening encounter with a mudslide.

Meanwhile, the floodwaters are slowly starting to recede in Merritt, British Columbia, just months after wildfires destroyed the city. Heather Yourex-West spoke to some evacuees about how they're coping.

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💬 Comments on the video
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I couldn't imagine what those people went through getting hit by trees that would be a nightmare and condolences to the people that lost their life its a sad day for lots of people I sure hope things go back to normal soon

Author — donovan elliott

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Best wishes from Australia.
I hope all those caught up in these devastating floods and mud slides will be ok.

Author — Michael Goh

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I SEND MOST OF MY PRAYER TO THE LITTLE CHILDREN THEY ARE THE MOST VULNERABLE AS WELL TO EVERY SINGLE HUMAN OUT THERE. WE GOT A LONG SUMMER IN CANADA, BUT FOR BC THEY HAD THE FIRE FOR SO LONG AND NOW THE DANGEROUS FLOOD CAUSING TERRYFING LAND SLIDES.

Author — Mahbouba uhren

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People rude comments shows their ignorance, you go through something like this, losing all your stuff etc. Glad people are safe as some have died, watch out for your neighbors.

Author — Rowena Izony

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God bless you Mike Timbrell, so glad you made it out of there safe.

Author — Leiza

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Terrible disaster. 😭 Praying for everyone to be safe. So sorry for all your damages and trauma in your life at this difficult time. 💗➕💗😇

Author — Gaby Dersch

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Heart wrenching to hear the photographers' story.

Author — MY FAVESTATION

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The power of mother nature..gotta respect it.

Author — donald duffy

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The Sumas river bridge on Highway 1 in Abbotsford, BC was built in 1952. Infrastructure upgrades for the highway east of 264th St are
decades overdue. Add these extreme weather events as a known issue for years now and government's political negligence of this
issue is painfully exposed.

Author — Chris Joseph

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Prayers for Canada, during this time, very devastating, sorry for their loss of lives, homes and any animals.

Author — Always Have Strength & Joy

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When I drive, I have a heathy fear of standing or flowing water on the road
While Texas is “usually” dry. There can be flash floods where I live.
I prefer to wait, let some bigger vehicles go first, and then decide if it’s safe.
I drive a 2018 Ford Focus. It has a slightly higher lift off the ground naturally. But when worried, I will drive with a door open to see how deep the water it.
If I think the water will enter the car thru the door…….
Nope. I am backing out. That’s after seeing a few bigger (or silly smaller cars)vehicles go first.
I also have the dry topography memorized locally. It’s amazing how water can cover deep bowls, dips, and fill in spaces between hills.

Author — equarg

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So sorry to hear this. Mega hugs to those affected. Prayers

Author — Daronda Toole

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It is really nice to see a 6PM style compliation of BC news. Good work global.

Author — Harvey Holloway

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Over The Decades I have been Twice in Floods in Princeton &in the Yarrow/Abbotsford Chilliwack Floods in the 1970s&1990s...Helped with Sandbagging the Tulameen(ie)River, .Princeton Flooded then.., Yarrow/Greendale ....No Flood Insurance in Floodplains of Rivers and these ☁️🌡️☁️ Events are getting worse etc..

Author — The Blue Earthling Extraterrestrial

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It was like a river coming from the sky…..and the rain went sideways …

Author — Your Nanna

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I cannot imagine that mudslide, a good thing he got out.

Author — Cheryl Sibson

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So sad for all those that have lost this is how refugees

Author — David Aspinall

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My prayers are for those suffering in British Columbia, Canada 🇨🇦 🙏 😢

Author — Kenneth Breuhl

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Prayer for Canada and may God help all those who“re facing their struggles in this calamity.. 🙏🙏🙏

Author — Pynshemkupar Nongrang

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I cannot imagine the frustration but to say there’s no help is a bit much. Everyone has been caught off guard by this catastrophe including police and the government

Author — I’ll Stuff A Mattress With You