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Come Hell... B.C. under water

The Fifth Estate examines the devastation in B.C. after catastrophic flooding and how the province could have been better prepared for the weather disaster.

The Fifth Estate examines what the B.C. government knew about the flood threat

Come hell ... B.C. under water

2 months ago
Duration 45:17
The Fifth Estate examines the devastation in B.C. after catastrophic flooding and how the province could have been better prepared for the weather disaster. 45:17

British Columbia is in a state of emergency as it tries to recover from catastrophic flood damage.

The Fifth Estate has learned that this disaster was years in the making.

In 2015, the province was warned that none of the dikes assessed in the Lower Mainland fully met the provincial standard. And engineers cautioned that flood risk governance in B.C. was "broken" as recently as May.

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