Slater Vecchio LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against the City of Abbotsford, the Province of British Columbia, and the Fraser Valley Regional District, for alleged failure to warn of the flooding that occurred in British Columbia in November 2021
VANCOUVER, BC, January 11, 2022 / CNW / – a November 14, 2021, the Sumas prairie began to flood due to server rainfall. on November 16, 2021, the Sumas Lake Reclamation levee that prevents water from flooding the prairie, breached in two places. The inhabitants of the Sumas prairie, who allegedly had not received adequate warning of the impending flood, watched helplessly as their property, livestock and livelihoods were washed away.
The class action alleges that the City of Abbotsford, Province British Columbia, and the Fraser Valley Regional District had a duty to warn individuals in the Sumas Prairie of the foreseeable flooding and did not do so adequately. The lawsuit alleges that if those agencies had given adequate notice to the people on the Suma prairie, the people could have prevented or greatly mitigated the severity of the damage caused.
In 2015 the province. submitted a report British Columbia concluded that the vast majority of levees in the province were substandard. In addition, the report found that the Sumas levee’s chamber elevation was “unacceptable” and that it would not withstand flowing waters if the Nooksack River were flooded. The class action alleges that all three defendants were aware of this report.
The class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of two people whose farms and properties were destroyed by the floods. Slater Vecchio LLP is looking for other people whose farms, livestock and property are due to the November 2021 Sumas prairie floods. If you are affected, please fill out the contact page at: https://www.slatervecchio.com/sumas-flooding-class-action/.
About Slater Vecchio LLP
Slater Vecchio LLP is a boutique law firm based in British Columbia. Over the past 20 years, Slater Vecchio has represented thousands of clients and has grown into one of the largest personal injury and class action law firms in the province. Slater Vecchio’s goal is to exceed every customer’s expectations, not only with the best possible results, but throughout the experience of our collaboration.
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