Heavy rainfall results in flooding, cars floating in Metro Vancouver (VIDEO)

Dec 12 2018, 4:33 am

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.

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.

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