Flood News: Week of October 31st, 2016

Posted on: 7 November, 2016


In the news this week, the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo released a new report looking at the flood preparedness levels of Canadian provinces and the Yukon. The report indicates that Canada is not prepared for floods, and that better planning and actions are needed across the country. Read more about this story and other flood-related news below.


Canadian Flood Preparedness

🔗 Barely passable grade on flood preparedness demands immediate action: report – Canadian Underwriter, Oct 31st, 2016

🔗 Canada not ready for climate change, report warns – The Globe and Mail, Oct 31st, 2016


Heavy Rain and Flooding on the West Coast

🔗 Flood-prone Tseshaht First Nation braces for more rain – CBC News, Nov 6th, 2016

🔗 State of emergency, flood warnings follow heavy rains on Vancouver Island – CBC News, Nov 4th, 2016

🔗 Vancouver prepares for the flood – Metro News, Oct 3rd, 2016


Flood Mitigation Plans and Projects

🔗 IBC commends federal government’s focus on infrastructure and flood mitigation in 2016 fall economic statement – Canadian Underwriter, Nov 2nd, 2016

🔗 Why Lower Don Flood Protection is a Necessary Cost – Torontoist, Nov 2nd, 2016


The Impacts of Floods

🔗 High hopes for Elbow River brown trout after devastating 2013 flood – CBC News, Nov 5th, 2016

🔗 Windsor flood victims still waiting on insurance – CBC News, Nov 2nd, 2016

🔗 Worst hit in Sydney flood seek details on compensation – CBC News, Nov 1st, 2016

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