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BC floods: Abbotsford partially opens floodgates to release water

CA, 21 Nov 2021
In southern B.C., the situation in Abbotsford remains in flux. Many portions of the Sumas Prairie remain underwater.

The mayor of Abbotsford, B.C., got emotional Saturday as he announced major progress in the fight against floodwaters that have devastated a key agricultural area of his city.

“I’ve been living and breathing this for a whole week,” a choked-up Henry Braun said as he announced the floodgate on the Sumas River had finally been partially opened overnight.

Mike Armstrong is in Abbotsford with the very latest.

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