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CA, 23 Nov 2021
The mayor of Abbotsford, B.C., is set to provide an update on the city's response to floods at 2 p.m. PT on Monday.

Hundreds of people were displaced from the Sumas Prairie region and thousands of livestock died as a result of the Nov. 14-15 atmospheric river, which brought record-breaking rain, mudslides and landslides.

The region remains under an evacuation order and a boil-water advisory is in effect.

Over the weekend, crews were able to stop the flow of floodwater into the Sumas Prairie, sealing the breach in the Sumas Dike near Number 3 Road.

Water levels in the Fraser River had dropped enough for city staff to open the floodgates at the critical Barrowtown pump station, allowing water to be diverted from the swollen Sumas River away from the badly flooded prairie.

Water from the flooded Nooksack River in Washington state, a key source of the problem, has also ceased flowing across the border into the Sumas River.

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