Queen sends message to flood-stricken BC

The Queen has sent a message to the people of British Columbia following “catastrophic” flooding in the Canadian province, saying her thoughts are with them.

The 95-year-old monarch, who is also Queen of Canada, thanked emergency responders and volunteers for their “hard work” and for providing comfort and support to those in need.

A major storm destroyed roads, homes and bridges in what could be the costliest natural disaster in the country’s history.

Around 14,000 residents were still displaced from their homes on Friday and at least one person was confirmed dead.

The Queen, who has sprained her back but has also been resting in Windsor for more than a month after a night in hospital for preliminary tests, only performs light tasks.

Her message, signed Elizabeth R, was sent in English and French.

He said, “My thoughts are with the people of British Columbia as you continue to deal with recent catastrophic flooding and gradually begin the process of recovery and reconstruction.

“I am grateful for the tireless work of the many first responders and volunteers who continue to provide comfort and support to their fellow Canadians during this difficult time.”

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