The latest news on mudslides and flooding in British Columbia

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The latest news on mudslides and flooding in British Columbia. (All times Eastern)---

8 a.m.

The first of what could be hundreds of Canadian Armed Forces personnel have arrived in British Columbia to assist with flooding and landslide rescues and recovery.

A statement from the Canadian Joint Operations Command Centre says nine members from Edmonton's Third Canadian Division Immediate Response Unit are now in the province to plan and co-ordinate ongoing relief efforts.

The statement says the exact size of the expected contingent isn't yet available but it says armed forces members have been "identified and placed on high readiness to respond."

A Hercules aircraft arrived in Edmonton last night and is staging for departure to B.C., joining a Griffon helicopter that will also come from Edmonton and a Cyclone helicopter from CFB Esquimalt on Vancouver Island.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 18, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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