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Join CBC Vancouver for special coverage on Abbotsford six months after the flood

Tune in to CBC Radio One’s On The Coast and stream CBC Vancouver News at 6 on May 17 for special coverage about Abbotsford after the flood.

Tune in to On The Coast and CBC Vancouver News at 6 on May 17 for special programming

A barn on a farm is pictured surrounded by floodwater in the Sumas Prairie flood zone in Abbotsford, British Columbia on November 29, 2021. (Ben Nelms/CBC)
Homes and farm land in the community of Sumas Prairie is pictured underwater during flooding in Abbotsford, British Columbia on November 16, 2021. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Floods devastated Abbotsford and its surrounding communities in November 2021, leaving mass destruction in its wake. 

What has happened since then to rebuild communities and repair livelihoods lost – and what hasn't?

Tune in to CBC Radio One's On The Coast and stream CBC Vancouver News at 6 on Tuesday, May 17 for special coverage about Abbotsford and the long-standing impacts of the floods that occurred six months ago. 

Listen, watch and learn how local businesses and agriculture have been affected, how the community has come together to help those in need and what remains to be done. The special will feature guests like B.C.'s Minister of Agriculture, Lana Popham, Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun and staff from Archway Community Services' Migrant Workers program. 

On The Coast with Gloria Macarenko airs weekdays from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on CBC Radio One and CBC Listen and stream CBC Vancouver News at 6 with Anita Bathe on CBC Gem, Facebook and YouTube.

A flooded semi-truck is pictured near sandbags in the neighbourhood of Huntingdon in the Sumas Prairie flood zone in Abbotsford, British Columbia on November 29, 2021. (Ben Nelms/CBC)
Water spills over a submerged road into a blueberry field in the Sumas Prairie flood zone in Abbotsford, British Columbia on November 30, 2021. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

 

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