Lillooet is located north of Vancouver in the interior of British Columbia along the Fraser River.
Hundreds of other people who were trapped on a British Columbia highway were rescued, emergency management officials said.
There were three incidents where cars were trapped between debris flows where hundreds of people were trapped, Emergency Management British Columbia communications director Jordan Turner said.
거의 300 travelers ended up stuck in the region, according to Jonathan Gormick with Canada Task Force 1, a search and rescue team based in Vancouver.
Canadian authorities across southern British Columbia were being forced to post evacuation orders ahead of rising water as flooding continues to wreak havoc across the greater Pacific Northwest.
According to the province’s emergency information website, 24 evacuation orders have been posted because of flooding. Abbotsford, 브리티시 컬럼비아, Mayor Henry Braun said in a news conference Tuesday residents of roughly 1,100 homes in his city have been ordered to evacuate because of flooding.
Photos and videos posted online by authorities show widespread flooding across Abbotsford, which hugs the US-Canada border and is located 30 miles southeast of Vancouver.
Some critical infrastructure in parts of the province have also been damaged by the rain and flooding. Princeton, British Columbia Mayor Spencer Coyne told CNN’s Canadian newsgathering partner CBC their entire town is without gas after a line was broken during storms and flooding. The break could endanger residents there as temperature will dip well below freezing over the next few nights.
The city of Merritt said Tuesday afternoon they were forced to shut off drinking water because flooding contaminated it.
“The water is undrinkable, even if boiled,” the city said on Twitter.
Penticton, 브리티시 컬럼비아, reported on Twitter the storms and flooding knocked out town phone lines.
Flood warnings have been posted for the areas surrounding the province’s Similkameen and Thompson rivers, meaning the river levels have, or will imminently, exceed their banks.
Large swaths of the area surrounding the southern part of the Fraser River have also been placed under a flood watch.