‘Mountainsides just collapsed’: Pacific north-west grapples with catastrophic floods

British Columbia’s premier issues state of emergency and warns death toll could rise as one fatality confirmed

Troops have been deployed to British Columbia to help stranded residents and search areas hit by landslides and floods after a powerful storm dumped a month’s worth of rain in two days across a swath of the Pacific north-west in Canada and the US.

On Wednesday afternoon, British Columbia’s premier issued a state of emergency – its third this year – and warned that the death toll would rise in the coming days.

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Source: The Guardian