At the end of this year, prolonged periods of heavy rain and back-to-back storms led to mudslides, mass flooding and a state of emergency in British Colombia. Global News crews travelled to the hardest-hit areas that saw the devastation first-hand, as well as the effect it had on those in its path.
Global BC Camera operator Mike Timbrell emotionally detailed the harrowing moment when a landslide on Highway 99 trapped dozens of cars including his own. The incident killed five.
The roads around B.C. still aren’t fully reopened. Physical recovery, a process that will be months, if not years, in the making.
This segment is part of Our Stories, where we recount some of the top news stories we covered in 2021.
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