After wreaking havoc in other parts of the province over the weekend, the BC storm came to Vancouver on Monday, and things are getting crazy. How crazy? Well, one great example is a series of videos showing a barge crashing into the Vancouver seawall at Sunset Beach…
Luckily, resident Jorge Amigo (@amigojor on Twitter) captured the event as it unfolded. Things started off with the barge seemingly on a collision course with the Burrard Street Bridge, but it got caught up after colliding with the seawall near Sunset Beach.
Better angle… pic.twitter.com/bgMh3gZbix
— Jorge Amigo (@AmigoJor) November 15, 2021
Say you’re from Vancouver without saying you’re from Vancouver pic.twitter.com/SyPwBRZnXP
— Paul Bae (@MrPaulBae) November 15, 2021
And while it’s the most spectacular, the barge crashing into the seawall in Vancouver isn’t the only crazy thing to happen today. Other effects of the massive storm include flash flooding, property damage, and power outages…
The perfect conditions for disaster…
The good news is no one is hurt, but my car heavily damaged on multiple spots and this large tree branch is blocking much of the road near the end on Graveley St.@CityNewsVAN #Vancouver #Storm #Mondays pic.twitter.com/fsq5MjTtht
— Raynaldo Suarez (@RaynaldoSuarez) November 15, 2021
Jericho Beach in Vancouver is a mess pic.twitter.com/MaHEJs3WFA
— EleeKG (@eleekg) November 15, 2021
And in fact, things have already gotten to the point where the federal government has offered its support in helping all of BC, not just Vancouver, deal with the effects of the storm…
To the people of Merritt, and to all British Columbians affected by the flooding: please stay safe. And as Minister Blair said, we’re ready to provide whatever assistance is needed as you deal with and recover from the flooding and this extreme weather. We’re here for you. https://t.co/FqyCeSAVwD
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 15, 2021
So yeah, it’s been a crazy Monday for Vancouver, to say the least. Stay safe out there, folks!