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B.C. communities facing floods & mudslides – SFU experts available
Warnings and advisories have been issued by the B.C. River Forecast Centre for communities in the B.C. Interior that are at risk of or are already experiencing flooding.
A rapid transition to spring temperatures has accelerated snowmelt and with more rain in the forecast for this weekend, the situation is expected to worsen in the central and southern Interior.
Simon Fraser University experts in natural hazards research are available to provide analysis of this evolving situation.
AVAILABLE SFU EXPERTS
JOHN CLAGUE, professor emeritus, Earth Sciences, CRC Chair in Natural Hazard Science
Expertise: Geology, climate change, natural hazards, floods, landslides, severe storms, earthquakes, tsunamis
BRENT WARD, professor, Earth Sciences, co-director, Centre for Natural Hazards Research
Expertise: Natural hazards, landslides, floods, earthquakes; making communities more resilient to climate change
MELISSA SHAW, SFU Communications & Marketing
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