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US Northwest, Canada Devastated By Flood, 1 Death Reported

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A woman and children who were stranded by high water due to flooding are rescued by a volunteer operating a boat Abbotsford, British Columbia on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Officials in a small city near the Canada border are calling the damage devastating after a storm that dumped rain for days caused flooding and mudslides. City officials in Sumas, Washington said Tuesday that hundreds of people had been evacuated and estimated that 75% of homes had water damage. Just over the border, residents in about 1,100 rural homes in Abbotsford were told to evacuate as waterways started to rise quickly. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

(AP) — As parts of western Washington began drying out after an atmospheric river weather system dumped days of rain, waters in some areas continued rising. And more people were urged to evacuate while crews worked to restore power and reopen roads.

Officials in the small city of Sumas, Washington, near the Canada border called the flood damage devastating. Officials say hundreds were evacuated and 75% of the homes in Sumas had water damage.

Across the border, authorities say the body of a woman was recovered from a landslide northeast of Vancouver, British Columbia, and two others were reported missing. A 59-year-old man from Everson, Washington, was also still missing.

 

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