Residents use jet ski, boats to rescue cattle in flooded British Columbia - Reuters News Agency

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Residents use jet ski, boats to rescue cattle in flooded British Columbia

Farmers and community members helped to rescue roughly 50 stranded cattle from a farm in Abbotsford, British Columbia on Tuesday (November 16) after heavy rains swept the western Canadian province, causing widespread flooding, landslides, and road closures.

Two days of torrential across the Pacific province of British Columbia touched off major flooding. Video shows community members struggling to rescue dozens of cattle from a flooded farm using boats and jest skis.

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said he was proud of the way the community was coming together to deal with the emergency, but added more assistance was needed from the government.

Flooding forced closure of numerous highways, including all main routes to Vancouver.

In Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his Liberal government was very concerned about the flooding and would provide any assistance it could.

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