And so is my Mom. It is raging and flooding far worse for her over there it is farther up the river (Fraser river is perhaps the third or the eighth biggest river in the world ) and it is rural area and not properly irrigated and not properly pumped. Much of the low lying land is at sea level and some is lower than that and all of it is behind Dykes and earthworks….. Levies… My little town is properly pumped and properly maintained unlike where my mom lives which is farmland and not as well cared for meaning many fewer pumping stations and quite lousy irrigation…. Suitable for farming crops and raising livestock but not housing. There are only a small handful of towns up there and life is going to be hard for them of course also. My hometown is not damaged and only its surrounding farmland is flooded. Mom says she is OK and she has some stuff stored. I know where my mom lives and she lives in those lowlands some of them are in the picture. I hope she is smart enough to get the fuck out of there and find some place to stay until the downpour stops I think perhaps June might be OK…. I am in an apartment building and I am also on a floodplain. The same one but on a different tributary …. And the tributary river is about a kilometre south of me and it is a raging torrent right now. I have nothing to lose I am an old man without any property except my smart phone and my I tab and I am insured. I will get out of here if I am told to if there are sirens about and yellow tape and stuff like that I will just leave here and go to Highground and rely on charity. My mom says she’s smart and that she will get to Highground but who knows maybe she isn’t smart. So far there are very few deaths in southern British Columbia I don’t know anything about Washington state in the USA. It is going to be many months and perhaps a year before all this mess is repaired. I think millions of hoofed livestock and perhaps tens of millions of poultry chickens and stuff like that have died by drowning and even exposure. It is really going to start to stink rotten around here over the next couple months.