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Flyback Fridays - Flood of 1984

Flyback Fridays - Flood of 1984

Welcome to Flyback Fridays - a glimpse into Pemberton’s past! This season we will bring you stories and videos from Tea & Tales and our video archives over the last decade that highlight Pioneer life and the resiliency of early settlers and First Nations.  We will also share videos and stories that show how local residents have responded to emergencies and challenges in the past, illustrating the power of community ties through all kinds of difficulties – yesterday and today.

The 1984 Flood was a significant flood event in Pemberton's history and was the largest flood event in the Village and surrounding areas since the 1940's. In October, early snow accumulation in the alpine was washed into the local rivers during a large rain event that saw a storm system stall over the Howe Sound and Fraser Valley areas bringing unprecedented precipitation in a short period. Overnight waters backed up from Lillooet Lake to the Village area in the Pemberton Valley. These shorts of newscasts and footage were donated by Howard Mah and Shirley Henry.

Watch 1 of 4 full versions of newsfootage compilations here

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