You may want to stay inside because heavy rainfall has caused flooding on the streets of Metro Vancouver.
A video sent to Daily Hive shows heavy flooding in Dick’s Lumber parking lot located at Gilmore Street in Burnaby.
A white car can be seen almost half-way submerged in water, in a video captured by Bel Dadwal.
Things weren’t any better along nearby Still Creek Drive, where water reached the headlights of a sedan in the McDonald’s parking lot.
The low-lying area frequently floods when there is heavy rainfall in the region.
— Gladys (@gvogstad) December 11, 2018
On Facebook, the BC SPCA in Maple Ridge made a public call for help on social media after its parking lot was completely flooded.
Earlier today Environment Canada warned of “adverse weather conditions” in the following areas:
- Metro Vancouver – northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
- North Shore – including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
A wind warning has also been issued for the following areas:
- Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
- Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
The issue warns of strong winds clocking anywhere from 60 to 80 km/h and that are capable of causing damage.
Winds of up to 70 km/h are also expected near the Juan de Fuca Strait. Fortunately, neither of these gusts are expected to carry over for longer than 24 hours.