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Why are the B.C. floods so bad? Blame the wildfires, at least in part | Bob Freitag

“A few short months after the end of a devastating wildfire season, many B.C. communities are cleaning up after disastrous floods that have swept away highways, submerged homes, triggered deadly landslidesstranded hundreds of people and forced thousands more to evacuate.

While climate change and (bad) luck each had some role to play, previous wildfires are known to boost the risk of disastrous flooding following a heavy rain or snowmelt.

Here’s why, and how to mitigate the risk.”