Extreme flooding on Malahat (Video screengrab)

Monday’s torrential downpour was wild, to say the least.

Greater Victoria saw about 90 millimeters of rain throughout the day, and other parts of BC received between 140 to 180 millimeters of rain.

Throughout Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Metro, and Interior BC, British Columbians were hit with intense weather that did not cease until this morning.

Landslides, mudslides, flash floods, water pooling persisted throughout the day, shutting down major highways in affected areas.

On Vancouver Island, the Malahat highway closed in both directions at Finlayson Arm Road near Goldstream due to extreme flooding. The Mill Bay/Brentwood Bay ferry ran overnight to combat the closure.

Watch a video of the flood below:

Emergency crews took measures to try to de-flood the highway. Check a photo out below:

The Cowichan Valley Regional District issued a local state of emergency for the Cowichan Valley and many neighbouring communities due to the heavy rainfall hitting the province:

At Mount Doug Parkway, the road was closed to traffic in both directions.

On the mainland, more extreme flooding occurred. In the video below, Abbotsford appears to look almost completely submerged in water. Highways and travel to and from Abbotsford are still closed until further notice :

No fatalities or casualties due to the extreme have been recorded as of this publication.

While the rain stopped early Monday afternoon, extreme wind began to take over. Victoria recorded wind gusts of 94 km/h and Race Rocks recorded 115 km/h wind.

Extreme weather in BC is becoming somewhat of the norm. Less than five months ago, BC experienced an extreme heat wave across the province

Check out more videos and photos from the extreme weather on Monday below:

 

#Shawniganlake

Posted by Alisha Winder on Monday, November 15, 2021

 

Flooding everywhere!! Fallen, explosive power lines with almost 2 feet of water on Oldfield Rd!! Actual mini waves at…

Posted by Conan Chee on Monday, November 15, 2021

 

@brookieervin

Langford flooded . Stop signs almost under water . All in one day . #omg #water #flood #bc #vancouverisland #fy #fypシ #fyp

♬ original sound – Brookie Louise

@victoriabcbuzz

You know it’s a bad day when you’re using a broom for a paddle.. in your house. 😬 #fyp #bcstorm #victoriabc #britishcolumbia video by @k_toussaint

♬ original sound – Victoria Buzz

 

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