B.C. drought ‘a sleeping giant of a natural disaster’: province

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Sep 06, 2023 – Robyn Crawford & Hana Mae Nassar/Vancouver City News

The B.C. government isn’t holding back when it comes to warnings about the drought the province is experiencing.

The lack of rain and water exacerbated the wildfire situation through the summer, and widespread drought conditions across B.C. are now cause for new concern as we head into the fall season.

“I want to emphasize how significant the drought that British Columbia is facing is right now. It is unlike any kind of drought conditions the province has ever faced and in my opinion truly is a sleeping giant of a natural disaster that we are challenged with right now,” said Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness Bowinn Ma.

“The impacts will be very, very real, which is why we have been communicating to the public since April the need to voluntarily reduce water use and conserve water.”

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