British Columbia Brewery Drops Off Food at Evacuee Shelter as Landslide Wipes Out Power

The town of Hope, British Columbia, was without power on Monday, November 15, after landslides damaged electrical equipment and cut off access to the area on Sunday.

Environment Canada said a “significant atmospheric river event” brought heavy rain to southwestern British Columbia starting on Sunday.

Multiple landslides, including one that shut down Highway 1 on Sunday, impacted access to local communities.

Local news reports said Grace Baptist Church in Hope was open as a shelter for those in need despite not having power.

Mountainview Brewing, a local brewery also affected by the outages, said they took the meat and cheese from their kitchen to Grace Baptist Church to be used for sandwiches for evacuees.

“Wow! These last 24 hours have been wild here in Hope. There is currently no access in or out of town due to flooding and mudslides. Many people are stranded,” Mountainview Brewing wrote on Instagram. “The Grace Baptist Church & Hope High School are now open for emergency shelter. We just dropped off all of our meat & cheese for sandwiches to the church. Stay safe!” Credit: Mountainview Brewing via Storyful

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