Rising flood waters surround buildings in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. B.C. officials are set to provide an update on flooding in the province, as a rain storm in the north is set to move south. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Rising flood waters surround buildings in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. B.C. officials are set to provide an update on flooding in the province, as a rain storm in the north is set to move south. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

British Columbia officials to provide update on flooding situation

Rain in the North Coast expected to move south later today

VICTORIA — British Columbia officials are set to provide an update on flooding in the province today, as a rain storm in the north is set to move south.

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth, along with the ministers of transportation and agriculture, are set to host a morning news conference.

It comes after a weekend that saw soldiers arrive to help farmers save livestock and lend a hand in sandbagging efforts.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the North Coast with rain expected to move south later today.

Derek Lee, a meteorologist with the agency, says a brief respite from rain is expected Tuesday before another weather system moves in on Wednesday bringing yet more rain.

Federal employment minister Carla Qualtrough says residents displaced or left unemployed due to the funding should apply for employment insurance immediately, even if they normally wouldn’t qualify.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 22, 2021.

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