First Nations in B.C. hit by flooding preparing for the next round of bad weather


Clean-up efforts are still underway in British Columbia after a massive weather system dumped a month’s worth of rain on some parts of the province in just two days.

Now more storms are on the way and Chewathil First Nation and other communities that were hard hit by the first flooding are busy preparing for what comes next.

The Canadian government has dispatched 500 soldiers to help sandbag.

Naomi Johns House from Chewathil says she’s thankful for the help from the military and her own family.

“I feel great to meet some of the guys from the armed forces to be here and support us and our community members and our family they’re here so it’s been a blessing we are just really happy it takes a lot of stress off our family to have us taken care of right now,” she says.

Environment Canada has put out a special weather statement for the lower mainland of B.C.

Video Journalist / Vancouver

A proud Métis from BC, Tina began her television career in 1997 as a talent agent for film and TV. She joined APTN National News in 2007 as a Video Journalist in the Vancouver bureau. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Amnesty International Human Rights Journalism Award for her story on murdered and missing women and girls.