(Bloomberg) — Vancouver, Canada’s third-largest city, is bracing for more rain after deadly floods last week left residents of Southwest British Columbia under fuel rationing and travel restrictions.
As much as 30 to 40 millimeters (1.2 to 1.6 inches) of rain is expected in the areas already recovering from a so-called once-in-a-century storm that washed away chunks of highways and closed the tracks of Canada’s two major railways, Mike Farnworth, the deputy premier of British Columbia, said Saturday. At least four people died after a mudslide.
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The rain could worsen already flooded areas just east of the city and the situation is being closely monitored, Farnworth said at a press conference.