Alberta government hoping to help with BC floods

Alberta is doing their part to help out with the current floods happening west of the province in British Columbia

Alberta's transportation minister says the province is ready to offer support to British Columbia dealing with massive floods.

On Tuesday night, Rajan Sawhney tweeted that she spoke with BC Transportation Minister Rob Fleming to understand better the scope and magnitude from the fallout of the storm that caused severe flooding, and the evacuation of thousands of people from communities in the interior and Fraser Valley regions. 

So far, more than 180 people were rescued Tuesday night by air or by water from Abbotsford after being trapped in the city that has been placed under an evacuation order. 

In Calgary, city council has asked how they can help the municipalities in BC. The city houses the Canada Task Force Two. Comprised of 140 members trained in search and rescue, medical response and incident management.

Premier Kenney said Alberta has yet to receive a specific request for assistance from B.C. Premier John Horgan.

 

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