Massive mudslides and severe flooding as a result of torrential rainfall have crippled the Province of British Columbia as major road and rail networks have been heavily impacted. Rescue efforts of people, the movement of machinery and equipment, and the re-supply of essential goods continue to be a priority in the emergency response. The assessment of damages and repairs to critical infrastructure are ongoing and there is no timeline for resumption of rail services at this time. The BC government declared a provincial state of emergency on Nov. 17th to mitigate impacts on transportation networks and movement of essential goods and supplies, and to support the provincewide response and recovery from the widespread damage caused by severe flooding and landslides in British Columbia. The state of emergency is initially in effect for 14 days and may be extended or rescinded as necessary.