Flood News: Week of October 3rd, 2016

Approval to rebuild in the Waterways community of Fort McMurray, Alberta has been granted. Community members who lost their homes during the fires in Fort McMurray have requested to rebuild despite concerns over known flood plain. Read more about the decision to rebuild on Waterways flood plain and other flood-related news below.

Rebuilding after Floods

🔗 Rebuilding Fort McMurray homes on flood plain a ‘poor decision,’ says hydrologist – CBC News, Oct 6th, 2016

🔗 Fort McMurray council approves rebuilding in flood-prone Waterways – Edmonton Journal, Oct 5th, 2016

🔗 Ripple effect: No easy fix for Winnipeg’s flood-prone riverwalk – Global News, Oct 5th, 2016

🔗 Fire-ravaged, flood-prone Fort McMurray community wants to rebuild despite risk – CBC News, Oct 4th, 2016

Heavy Rain and Flood Risks

🔗 Province issues flood watch after west, north hit hard with rain – CBC News, Oct 4th, 2016

🔗 Flood makes catastrophe list, but Windsor’s tornado didn’t – Windsor Star, Oct 3rd, 2016

🔗 Facing the Change: How rising seas are putting Richmond, B.C. at risk – CBC News, Sept 30th, 2016

Flood Support and Mitigation Plans

🔗 Waterways residents overwhelmingly support flood mitigation plan – My McMurray, Oct 3rd, 2016

🔗 Flood victims can apply for disaster relief through the province – CTV News, Oct 3rd, 2016

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