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Dawn Harp and Lars Androsoff were fully confident flooding didn’t threaten their home near southern British Columbia’s Kettle River.
Then the couple awoke at 1:30 a.m. PT on May 11 to the sound of floodwaters flowing beneath their Grand Forks home’s floorboards.
“I never thought this would happen in a million years,” said Androsoff, 42.
But climate change researchers say this month’s B.C. floods, and the record-setting New Brunswick floods before them, are a glimpse into the future for people who live near Canada’s many rivers.
Residents who thought their homes were safe must either move to higher ground or take flood-proofing steps, while governments have to accelerate the creation of flood risk maps and zoning rules, they say.
“The most recent flooding in New
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