Flood News: May 1-31st, 2018

Posted on: 4 June, 2018


Flood News for May 1 to May 31, 2018. All of your flood and climate change news is available below.


Flood Preparedness


🔗 Is the home you’re buying at risk of flooding? It can be hard to find out – Global News | May 30, 2018
🔗 Come hell or high water, Canada can no longer ‘cheat the system’ when it comes to flood risks: Experts – Toronto Star | May 24, 2018
🔗 Environmental Disaster Is Canada's New Normal. Are We Ready? – The Walrus | May 23, 2018
🔗 The costs of climate change are rising – The Globe and Mail | May 15, 2018
🔗 Flood cleanup: Dirty water, mould and other hazards to look for when going home – Global News | May 14, 2018
🔗 Governments must be held to account for poor flood planning – The Globe and Mail | May 9, 2018
🔗 British Columbia and Nova Scotia homeowners can now be insured for storm surge damage – Newswire | May 7, 2018
🔗 Flood Factor: Insurance Bureau of Canada aims to help Canadian homeowners better understand the risk of flooding – Newswire | May 3, 2018

Alberta


🔗 Flood risk for Calgary remains significant – CBC News | May 9, 2018
🔗 Edmonton homeowners encouraged to protect themselves against flood risk – Edmonton Journal | May 3, 2018
🔗 Calgary gets $13.5M for flood mitigation projects from province – CBC News | May 1, 2018

British Columbia


🔗 Grand Forks flood clean-up generates mountains of waste – CBC News | May 30, 2018
🔗 How new overland flood policies affect disaster assistance eligibility – Canadian Underwriter | May 29, 2018
🔗 Flood victims could be denied $300K assistance because of insurance changes – CBC News | May 24, 2018
🔗 Grand Forks launched flood risk study days before waters hit – CBC News | May 24, 2018
🔗 B.C. cities debating bold moves to cope with rising sea levels – The Globe and Mail | May 22, 2018
🔗 After the flood: Grand Forks switches to clean up mode – CBC News | May 22, 2018
🔗 Most Canadians don’t know their flood risk, experts say – The Star Vancouver | May 22, 2018
🔗 Majority of flood evacuation orders lifted in Boundary region of B.C. – CTV News | May 21, 2018
🔗 B.C. flooding is a ‘shock event’ caused by snowy winter and hot, wet spring, experts say – The Globe and Mail | May 20, 2018
🔗 District of Mission builds temporary dike in anticipation of flooding – CBC News | May 19, 2018
🔗 Amid fears of more flooding, Armed Forces send troops to aid B.C. – CBC News | May 17, 2018
🔗 Waters rising in flood-ravaged southern B.C. as residents brace for 'round two' – CTV News | May 15, 2018
🔗 ‘More needs to be done’: Frustration in Merritt over lack of flood preparations – Global News | May 15, 2018
🔗 With a heat wave on the way, sodden B.C. prepares for second flood surge – CBC News | May 13, 2018
🔗 Environment Canada warns rain will increase flood risk in the Okanagan – Global News | May 8, 2018
🔗 Rising waters: critical few weeks ahead for B.C. flooding – The Weather Network | May 6, 2018
🔗 Washed out roads and watery basements: Okanagan residents brace for more floods – CBC News | May 3, 2018
🔗 Most residents of evacuated Tulameen, B.C., homes allowed to return – CBC News | May 2, 2018

Manitoba


🔗 Pembina Highway reopens after heavy rains caused flooding, forced closure – CBC News | May 30, 2018

New Brunswick


🔗 Flood-bashed bridge gives residents option of walking or taking very long detour – CBC News | May 23, 2018
🔗 Flood compensation from Ottawa may take years – CBC News | May 22, 2018
🔗 'This is where it hurts': Campground owners cleaning up after flooding – CBC News | May 21, 2018
🔗 Red Cross offering financial aid to flood-affected households – CBC News | May 16, 2018
🔗 Province to make it more difficult to build near flood zones – CBC News | May 16, 2018
🔗 Some New Brunswick residents facing tough choice after floods: clean up, or move – Toronto Star | May 14, 2018
🔗 The house is safe. Now what do you do with all of those sandbags? – CBC News | May 11, 2018
🔗 Dealing with flood damage? What the Insurance Bureau wants you to know – CBC News | May 9, 2018
🔗 Water levels tumble, but could take weeks to return to normal – CBC News | May 9, 2018
🔗 Health, insurance concerns plague N.B. flood victims – CTV News | May 8, 2018
🔗 Scientist says record floods show that New Brunswick must adapt to changing world – Global News | May 7, 2018
🔗 Southern New Brunswick flood victims still in deep water – CBC News | May 7, 2018
🔗 'It's heartbreaking': Business owners struggle to stay afloat in midst of flooding – CBC News | May 6, 2018
🔗 River patrols stepped up as thieves take advantage of flood victims – CBC News | May 6, 2018
🔗 Flooding 'far from over' in southern New Brunswick as EMO warns of continuing rising water – CBC News | May 4, 2018
🔗 Southern N.B. braces for 'record-setting' flood levels with more rain, warm weather – CBC News | May 3, 2018
🔗 N.B. flooding hits record levels -- with more rain in the forecast – CTV News | May 3, 2018
🔗 N.B. launches disaster financial aid program in wake of flooding – CBC News | May 2, 2018
🔗 Grand Bay-Westfield residents scramble to deal with rising floodwaters – CBC News | May 2, 2018
🔗 Saint John EMO issues voluntary evacuation notice due to flooding – CBC News | May 1, 2018

Nova Scotia


🔗 Fixing CBRM's flood problem could cost more than $24M – CBC News | May 29, 2018
🔗 Public pathway proposed for Sydney flood zone – CBC News | May 10, 2018

Ontario


🔗 Kashechewan evacuees heading home – CBC News | May 17, 2018

Quebec


🔗 'I got fooled, basically': Confusion over flood zones leaves Laval man homeless and $20K in debt – CBC News | May 10, 2018
🔗 Outaouais towns keep close eye on rising water levels – CBC News | May 6, 2018
🔗 Risk of flooding along Aylmer shore, City of Gatineau says – CBC News | May 1, 2018

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