More than 20,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in southern British Columbia after a wave crashed into the island province.
The wave hit Sunday afternoon and authorities say the coast is now in a state of emergency.
It’s the third wave of its kind in the region in just over two months, and experts say the island is in need of more attention.
B.C. has been grappling with rising sea levels for decades.
In October, the province said it would build a $100 million seawall to keep out the rising water.
Residents have been asked to keep their windows closed as waves continue to hit the province.