Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth told a press conference on Wednesday morning, when things had calmed down, there would be further heavy rain before it could be determined whether there was serious damage from the recent eruption.

Farnworth said 36 funding applications were approved in the Fraser Valley Regional District.

An added amount of rain was expected Wednesday night.

Provincial officials closed Route 99 between Pemberton and Lillooet for flood concerns from 4pm on Tuesday.

Across the border, officials in Whatcom County, Washington state, said that the Nooksack River had overflowed and won’t outflow, while officials in Sumas, Wash., said floods were down in the town.

Flood warnings have already been issued for the Fraser Valley rivers including the Coquihalla and Chilliwack rivers, and the tributaries of the Lower Fraser.

Lytton, B.C., set a countrywide heat record Tuesday of 49.6 degrees on June 29 before burning down a day later, setting a new current high of 15.3, from record 12.2 degrees set in 1933.

Many of the temperature records set during warm weather were broken on Wednesday, leading to further snow melt, said Armel Castellan, the Canadian Meteorologist for the Environment and Climate Change.


Climate change

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Contemporary climate change includes both the global warming caused by humans, and its impacts on Earth’s weather patterns. There have been previous periods of climate change, (wikipedia)


Sumas Prairie

Sumas Prairie is a landform in British Columbia, Canada and the State of Washington, United States. Part of the Fraser Lowland, it was created by the draining of Sumas Lake early in the 20th Century, (wikipedia)


Abbotsford, British Columbia

Abbotsford is a city located in British Columbia, adjacent to the Canada–United States border, Greater Vancouver and the Fraser River. With an estimated population of 141, (wikipedia)


Pemberton, British Columbia

Pemberton is a village municipality north of Whistler in the Pemberton Valley of British Columbia in Canada, with a population of 2,574. Until the 1960s the village could be reached only by train, (wikipedia)


Greater Vancouver

Greater Vancouver, also known as Metro Vancouver, is the metropolitan area with its major urban centre being the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (wikipedia)


Regional effects of climate change

Regional effects of climate change are long-term significant changes in the expected patterns of average weather of a specific region due to climate change. (wikipedia)


Pemberton Distillery

Pemberton Distillery is a craft distillery located in Pemberton, British Columbia. The Pemberton Valley, which has sometimes been referred to as “Spud Valley”, (wikipedia)