Flood Videos 1984, 2003Share
The news clips from the Floods of 1984 and 2003 were donated by members and converted to digital format.
1984 FloodThe 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.
2003 Pemberton FloodIn 2003 another significant rain event occured leading to significant flooding in the southern end of the Pemberton Valley and leading to a major bridge washout on Hwy 99 at Rutherford Creek. Weather forecasters said a rainstorm like this occurs once in a century. Environment Canada's David Jones said the region had between 200 and 350 millimetres of rain during the storm. Squamish saw 325 millimetres, which is 15 per cent of the town's normal rainfall in a year, said Jones. The news stories and footage were donated by Howard Mah and Shirley Henry.
1984 Flood - Jim DeckerClip from a newscast of Jim Decker explaining why the flood waters wouldn't drain from the land back in 1984.