Vancouver seawall damaged as high tides, winds pummel B.C.’s South Coast

Vancouver’s Stanley Park seawall was damaged and closed to the general public after top tides and extreme wind pummeled B.C.’s South Coast on Friday.

The seawall will remain closed among Sunset Beach and the Lions Gate Bridge as group of workers take care of clearing particles, the Vancouver Park Board stated in a statement. It and the park were closed to the public earlier within the day on account of the dangers.

The District of West Vancouver has additionally closed its seawalk and Ambleside Park, which was partially flooded as a result of the intense rainy prerequisites.

English Bay Seaside in Vancouver’s West End used to be also flooded, with waves over a metre prime spotted crashing ashore. At Jericho Beach on Vancouver’s West Aspect, the pier was partly destroyed on Thursday, leaving lumber piled haphazardly on the sand.

the city of Qualicum Beach on the east coast of Vancouver Island, also published a statement calling its waterfront “hazardous,” saying its seawall has been partly broken and asking the general public to bypass the area. 

Vancouver seawall damaged as high tides, winds pummel B.C.'s South Coast

a large wave hits the seawall in English Bay in Vancouver on Friday. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Angela Danyluk, a senior sustainability expert on the Town of Vancouver, mentioned the “king tide” passed off around 10 a.m. native time on Friday, along with a storm surge and strong westerly winds with gusts of up to 50 kilometres in keeping with hour.

Danyluk stated king tides — a colloquial term for the highest tides — can happen throughout the yr, but are possibly to occur in December, January and February since the earth, moon, and solar are completely aligned to strengthen their gravitational pull.

Vancouver seawall damaged as high tides, winds pummel B.C.'s South Coast

Waves crash into the Dundarave Pier in West Vancouver. (CBC)

“They’re predictable — we all know after they’re coming. It’s just that after they come at this time of year there may be continuously a hurricane surge adventure and rain, and in our case this week, snow,” she mentioned. 

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“Jericho Pier looked like extra of a debris trap lately than an actual pier that you just can fish from.” 

inside the day on Friday, B.C. Hydro scrambled to restore energy to hundreds of shoppers left in the darkish thanks to the tough winds. more than 20,000 customers awoke within the darkish Friday morning, essentially at the Lower Mainland, The Light Coast and Vancouver Island.

Vancouver seawall damaged as high tides, winds pummel B.C.'s South Coast

Waves crash into the seawall in English Bay on Friday. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

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