It's been one fall storm after another along the coast of BC this week. As a result, parts of the central coast and northern Vancouver Island have been dealing with damaging floods.
Since Thursday, more than 200 mm of rain has fallen in Port Hardy, prompting the city's mayor to issue a temporary state of emergency. Roads were completely washed out and several residents were forced to leave their homes. Most residents have now returned, but another bout of heavy rain could put communities over the edge.
Bella Coola was another hard-hit area. Rising waters stranded several residents, leaving boats and helicopters the only way to access the region. A stretch of Highway 20 was closed down and the local airport runway was completely flooded. Meanwhile, in Port Alice, residents were evacuated after a mudslide washed out the main road on Friday.
Officials continue to assess the extensive damage and estimate it will be weeks before things return back to normal.
On Monday, Premier Gordon Campbell announced disaster funding for the affected areas. The disaster assistance program covers 80 per cent of repairs that exceed $1,000, up to a maximum of $300,000.
The weather has also been soggy in Metro Vancouver this week. Only 3 mm of additional rainfall is needed for the city to break its' all-time rainfall record for the month of September.
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With files from Lyndsay Morrison and Jill Colton