Flood News: Week of November 7th, 2016

In the news this week, the City of Edmonton releases flood maps to 100 neighbourhoods. As stated in the Edmonton Journal, “Edmonton made history Wednesday by being the first Canadian municipality to give residents access to home-specific flood history and predictions for overland flooding”. The maps will help residents identify floods risks and better prepare for future flooding. Read more about this story and other flood-related news below.

Release of Edmonton Flood Maps

🔗 IBC: Release of flood maps should not impact insurers – Insurance Business Canada, Nov 11th, 2016

🔗 Editorial: Public flood maps a good policy – Edmonton Journal, Nov 11th, 2016

🔗 Edmonton releases flood maps for 100 neighbourhoods – Edmonton Journal, Nov 10th, 2016

🔗 City releases flood maps for mature neighbourhoods – CBC News, Nov 9th, 2016

Calgary Flood Projects

🔗 Federal funding lifts Calgary flood projects – Calgary Herald, Nov 10th, 2016

🔗 New infrastructure project will protect residents and their properties against floods in Calgary – Government of Canada, Nov 10th, 2016

🔗 Mill Woods flood mitigation plan to cost $107 million – CBC News, Nov 10th, 2016

Heavy Rain and Flooding on the West Coast

🔗 7 families forced from homes near Port Alberni amid flood threats – CBC News, Nov 13th, 2016

🔗 Pemberton residents clean up after rain, snowmelt causes heavy flooding – Vancouver Sun, Nov 10th, 2016

🔗 More wet weather, flooding risk in store for central Vancouver Island – CBC News, Nov 10th, 2016

🔗 Sea-to-Sky corridor under various flood warnings and evacuation alerts – CBC News, Nov 9th, 2016

🔗 Flood warning issued for Port Alberni, Highway 4 to Tofino, Ucluelet closed – CBC News, Nov 9th, 2016

🔗 Heavy rain threatens to flood First Nation reserve in B.C. – The Globe and Mail, Nov 7th, 2016

Coping After Floods

🔗 Cape Breton flood victims get financial boost from GoFundMe – CBC News, Nov 8th, 2016

Flood Resilience

🔗 Vancouver Weighs Options for Flood Resilience – Next City, Nov 7th, 2016

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