Flood News and Updates

Flood News: June 1-14 2017
Posted on: June 15, 2017

Flood News for June 1st to June 14th, 2017. All of your flood and climate change news is available below.


Flood Preparedness

 

🔗 As governments offload the cost of flooding, are Canadian homeowners being left in the lurch? – Global News, June 7th, 2017


ALBERTA

 

🔗 ‘My truck was actually floating’: Campers dig out after flood forces evacuation near Grande Prairie
– CBC News, June 13th, 2017

🔗 Okanagan water levels fluctuate, flood risk still present
– CTV News, June 11th, 2017

🔗 City of Edmonton examining flood mitigation options – Canadian Underwriter, June 9th, 2017

🔗 Don Iveson suggests flood cleanup might be cheaper than some prevention
– Edmonton Journal, June 9th, 2017

🔗 Edmonton pitches $2.6-billion flood mitigation plan – Edmonton Journal, June 5th, 2017

🔗 High River aims to protect town with $5.5M floodgate system – CBC News, June 4th, 2017


BRITISH COLUMBIA

 

🔗 Rural Northern B.C. residents stranded after flood washes out road – CBC News, June 13th, 2017

🔗 Flood watches issued for several B.C. rivers in wake of powerful storms – Canadian Underwriter, June 9th, 2017

🔗 Flood watches issued for several B.C. rivers in wake of powerful storms – CBC News, June 9th, 2017

🔗 Okanagan Lake water level steadies, easing flood concerns in B.C. – CBC News, June 7rd, 2017

🔗 Lumby residents dealing with flood aftermath – Global News, June 6th, 2017

🔗 Flood risk downgraded on some B.C. rivers, but Kelowna residents still watchful – The Globe and Mail, June 6th, 2017

🔗 Flood victims getting tired of lookeeloos – Global News, June 6th, 2017

🔗 More sandbags needed as flood forecast for Okanagan Lake worsens – CBC News, June 5th, 2017

🔗 A sigh of relief in the West Kelowna flood fight – Global News, June 4th, 2017

🔗 More flood warnings, evacuation orders for B.C. Interior – CBC News, June 1st, 2017


MANITOBA

 

🔗 6 years after flood, Manitoba First Nation gets new homes – CTV News, June 1st, 2017


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

 

🔗 N.L. hires Saskatchewan professor to conduct review of Mud Lake flooding – CBC News, June 14th, 2017


ONTARIO

 

🔗 Flood watch issued for Pelee Island, southeast shore of Leamington – Windsor Star, June 7th, 2017

🔗 After the flood: Incredible photos show how Toronto islanders are adjusting after deluge of rain – National Post, June 6th, 2017


QUEBEC

 

🔗 Montreal firefighters to hold fundraising blitz for local flood victims – Montreal Gazette, June 13th, 2017

🔗 Quebec homeowners face potential post-flooding woes: mosquitoes, critters, parasites – Montreal Gazette, June 12th, 2017

🔗 Critters and pests: Quebec homeowners face potential post-flooding woes – The Globe and Mail, June 11th, 2017

🔗 Flood post-mortem will be thorough and objective, says Pierrefonds-Roxboro mayor – CBC News, June 6th, 2017

🔗 Quebec floods: Majority of flood victims experiencing anxiety, mental health issues, survey says – Global News, June 6th, 2017






Flood News: May 15-31 2017
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Flood News for May 15th to May 31st, 2017. All of your flood and climate change news is available below.


Flood Preparedness

 

🔗 Insurers must do more to educate Canadians about flood risk – The Globe and Mail, May 29th, 2017

🔗 Liberals want to put infrastructure cash into flood mitigation: Sohi – The Globe and Mail, May 18th, 2017

🔗 Adam: Don’t wait for the next flood – here’s how to prepare for it now – Ottawa Citizen, May 18th, 2017

🔗 How to build cities that can stand the rain – Metro News, May 15th, 2017

🔗 Why rebuild after flood if it’s likely to happen again, asks climatologist – CBC Radio, The Current, May 15th, 2017


ALBERTA

 

🔗 Edmonton leads the way in release of flood maps, says Insurance Bureau CEO – Edmonton Journal, May 25th, 2017

🔗 Flood preparedness kits handed out in Calgary’s Mission district – CBC News, May 25th, 2017

🔗 Calgary’s annual flood season has begun – Understand, be prepared and stay informed – Newsroom, May 16th, 2017


BRITISH COLUMBIA

 

🔗 High lakes, variable weather, mean no foreseeable end to Okanagan flood: district – Canadian Underwriter, May 30th, 2017

🔗 Okanagan Lake flooding concerns on the rise – CTV News, May 28th, 2017

🔗 Flood fatigue sets in as Okanagan lakes and rivers continue to rise – CBC News, May 28th, 2017

🔗 Red Cross help for Okanagan flood victims – Global News, May 24th, 2017

🔗 Winds, storm surge cause some flooding as Okanagan Lake creeps upward – CBC News, May 24th, 2017

🔗 Penticton business takes financial hit during flood watch – Global News, May 23rd, 2017

🔗 Flood prediction, climate change impacts on water studied at new Canmore lab – CBC News, May 23rd, 2017

🔗 Warm temperatures increase flood fears in Okanagan – Global News, May 21st, 2017

🔗 Flood watchers on high alert as Okanagan Lake levels near record high – CTV News, May 20th, 2017

🔗 Okanagan flooding expected to be ‘unlike anything ever seen,’ Kelowna mayor warns – CBC News, May 18th, 2017

🔗 Okanagan flooding impacts hospitality industry – Global News, May 18th, 2017

🔗 Oliver-area wineries, homes under threat of flood – Vancouver Sun, May 15th, 2017

🔗 Flooding concerns grow for Okanagan Lake – Global News, May 15th, 2017


NEW BRUNSWICK

 

🔗 Coastal flooding expected in parts of the province, warns Environment Canadaa> – CBC News, May 25th, 2017🔗 More than $1M spent on Lumby flood control – Global News, May 18th, 2017


ONTARIO

 

🔗 Flooding rains close roads, snarl Toronto traffic: Photos – The Weather Network, May 26th, 2017

🔗 More rain, flood risk comes amid heightened concern over shorelines, watershed – CBC News, May 25th, 2017

🔗 Lake Shore Boulevard, other key streets threatened by floodwater – CBC News, May 25th, 2017

🔗 Who do I call for my flood recovery needs? – City of Ottawa, May 24th, 2017

🔗 Flood warning remains in effect in Minden – CTV News, May 21st, 2017

🔗 It will cost millions to fix Hamilton flood damage – including ‘underwater’ Waterfront Trail – CBC News, May 17th, 2017
🔗 Flood forces Ottawa rowing, sailing clubs to delay events – CBC News, May 17th, 2017


QUEBEC

 

🔗 Some Gatineau homeowners in flood zone will not be allowed to rebuild – CBC News, May 24th, 2017

🔗 Volunteers lend a hand as flood clean up begins for hard-hit communities – CBC News, May 21st, 2017

🔗 Rising temperatures and melting snow increase flood fears in Okanagan – CTV News, May 21st, 2017

🔗 Floodwaters rise in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean – CBC News, May 21st, 2017

🔗 Cleanup underway in Quebec towns affected by flooding – Montreal Gazette, May 20th, 2017

🔗 “Gatineau flood victims have been heard”: Quebec increases aid to flood victims – Ottawa Sun, May 18th, 2017

🔗 Quebec flooding: Government boosts financial aid program – Montreal Gazette, May 17th, 2017

🔗
Flood victims race to defeat a new threat: mould
– CBC News, May 17th, 2017

🔗 Quebec announces increase in financial assistance for flood victims – The Globe and Mail, May1 7th, 2017

🔗 Quebec floods: Premier wants flood zone information made public – Global News, May 17th, 2017

🔗 Couillard hopes to announce flood compensation changes this week – CTV News, May 15th, 2017

🔗 Quebec floods: Enhanced compensation could come this week, Couillard says – Montreal Gazette, May 15th, 2017






Floods News: May 1-14 2017
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Flood News for May 1st to May 14th, 2017. All of your flood and climate change news is available below.


Flood Disaster Assistance & Insurance

 

🔗 Federal government cutting back on disaster assistance as floods become more severe – National Post, May 10th, 2017🔗 Why you pay out of pocket for flood damage and other things to know about disaster insurance – CBC News, May 9th, 2017

🔗 Why your insurance likely won’t protect you if your basement floods – CBC News, May 6th, 2017

🔗 Flooding, flooding everywhere – do Canadians have insurance for it? – Global News, May 5th, 2017


Flood Preparedness

 

🔗 Où ne pas reconstruire au juste? – Le Devoir, May 10th, 2017

🔗 One way to battle future flooding: stop building on flood plains, say experts – CBC News, May 9th, 2017

🔗 Eva Cohen: Floods and how to harness a deluge of good intentions – Ottawa Citizen, May 8th, 2017

🔗 Flooding: What to do if it happens to you – CBC News, May 4th, 2017


Understanding Flood Risk

 
🔗 Canadians are in the dark about flood risk – The Globe and Mail, May 10th, 2017

🔗 Study finds majority of Canadians who live in high-risk flood zones don’t know it – Canadian Geographic, May 9th, 2017

🔗 Majority of Canadian homeowners not insured for flooding: experts – The Globe and Mail, May 8th, 2017

🔗 Majority of polled Canadians unaware of flood risks and responsibilities, half would not consider purchasing overland flood coverage: survey – Canadian Underwriter, May 5th, 2017🔗 Canadian homeowners in the dark about flood risks, study suggests – CBC News, May 5th, 2017

🔗 National survey shows most Canadians in high-risk areas for floods unaware – University of Waterloo, May 5th, 2017

🔗 Inondations : 9 Canadiens sur 10 ignorent vivre dans une zone à risque – Le journal de l’assurance, May 5th, 2017


ALBERTA

 
🔗 Move on, rebuild smarter, elsewhere: flood lessons learned in parts of Alberta – CBC News, May 12th, 2017


BRITISH COLUMBIA

 

🔗 Flood waters easing in Quebec, some B.C. advisories lifted – The Toronto Star, May 13th, 2017

🔗
Multiple evacuation alerts and orders rescinded in B.C.’s Central Okanagan
– CBC News, May 13th, 2017

🔗
Okanagan flooding expected to be ‘unlike anything ever seen,’ Kelowna mayor warns
– Vancouver Sun, May 12th, 2017

🔗
Floods in Quebec and B.C.: What’s the damage so far? A guide
– The Globe and Mail, May 12th, 2017

🔗
Flooding, mudslides wreak havoc across southern B.C.
– Toronto Sun, May 6th, 2017


ONTARIO

 

🔗 City of Ottawa warns flood victims of contamination risk – CBC News, May 11th, 2017
🔗 Conservation Authorities Flood Programs Prevent Worse From Happening in Ontario – Conservation Ontario, May 10th, 2017

🔗 Conservation authority helps protect Halton residents, property from flooding and erosion – Inside Halton, May 9th, 2017

🔗 Ineligible for disaster relief, flooded Ontario cottage owners feeling left out – CBC News, May 9th, 2017

🔗 Not done yet: Multi-day rain event spans weekend in Ontario – The Weather Network, May 6th, 2017

🔗 Despite a day of sandbagging, Ward’s Island residents may still need to evacuate – CBC News, May 4th, 2017

🔗 Environment Canada issues rainfall warning for Windsor-Essex – Windsor Star, May 3rd, 2017


QUEBEC

 

🔗 Flood waters easing in Quebec, some B.C. advisories lifted – The Toronto Star, May 13th, 2017

🔗 Montreal to lift state of emergency on Sunday as water recedes – CBC News, May 13th, 2017

🔗
Floods in Quebec and B.C.: What’s the damage so far? A guide
– The Globe and Mail, May 12th, 2017

🔗 Water levels reaching peak: public security minister – CTV News, May 7th, 2017

🔗 Montreal under state of emergency as flooding persists – CBC News, May 7th, 2017

🔗 How to cope when your stress levels rise with the floodwaters – CBC News, May 6th, 2017

🔗 Quebec calls in troops to help with flooding as wet weather wallops Ontario, heads east – CBC News, May 5th, 2017

🔗 Gatineau flooding ‘tip of the iceberg,’ climate scientist warns – CBC News, May 4th, 2017

🔗 Who to call, where to go: Everything you need to know about the flooding – CBC News, May 3rd, 2017






Floods News: April 16-30 2017
Posted on: May 1, 2017

Flood News for April 16th to April 30th, 2017. All of your flood and climate change news is available below.


Flood Preparedness

 
🔗 Flood Risk Management: What Is the Role Ahead for the Government of Canada? – Centre for International Governance, April 26th, 2017

🔗 How to be flood ready – KelownaNow, April 20th, 2017


ALBERTA

 
🔗 Heavy snowfall and flooding leads to state of emergency at Saddle Lake First Nation – CBC News, April 19th, 2017


MANITOBA

 
🔗 Flood damage to roads, culverts estimated in the millions in southwestern Manitoba – CBC News, April 28th, 2017

🔗 Flooding threat forces 107 people from their homes on Opaskwayak Cree Nation – CBC News, April 17th, 2017

🔗 Rising ice, flood waters force Manitobans from homes: Canadian Red Cross
– CTV News, April 17th, 2017


NEW BRUNSWICK

 

🔗 Jemseg, N.B., area expected to remain above flood stage – CBC News, April 18th, 2017


NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

 

🔗 N.W.T. Power Corp. responsible for flooding below Taltson dam, MLA says – CBC News, April 28th, 2017


NUNAVUT

 

🔗 Iqaluit’s new cemetery wins design award despite past flooding issues – CBC News, April 28th, 2017


ONTARIO

 

🔗 Flood victims can apply for city grants after “disaster” rainstorm – The Hamilton Spectator, April 28th, 2017

🔗 Hamilton residents eligible for municipal flood relief cash – Global News, April 27th, 2017

🔗 High Lake Ontario water levels cause lakefront parking lot flood: The Fixer – The Toronto Star, April 26th, 2017

🔗 Dundas business owners suffer tens of thousands in flood damage, blame city – CBC News, April 21st, 2017

🔗 Wicked spring storm drops 72 mm of rain on Ontario town – The Weather Network, April 21st, 2017

🔗 Heavy rains, major flooding close about 10 streets in Dundas – CBC News, April 20th, 2017

🔗 Rising Ottawa River increases flood risk in Britannia, Cumberland – CBC News, April 19th, 2017

🔗 Kashechewan First Nation evacuated due to flood concerns – CBC News, April 18th, 2017

🔗 Evacuation due to flood fears underway in remote Ont. First Nation – CTV News, April 17th, 2017


QUEBEC

 
🔗 State of emergency may be lifted Tuesday for flooded Rigaud – CBC News, April 24th, 2017

🔗 West Quebec communities add up flood costs – CBC News, April 24th, 2017

🔗 With sun shining, floodwaters begin to recede west of Montreal – CBC News, April 23rd, 2017

🔗 Gatineau officials ‘optimistic’ worst of spring flooding is over – CBC News, April 22nd, 2017

🔗 Gatineau prepares for flood cleanup, Ottawa low-lying areas still soggy – Ottawa Citizen, April 22nd, 2017

🔗 Flood waters stabilize in Rigaud, citizens praying for a dry Saturday – Montreal Gazette, April 22nd, 2017

🔗 Firefighters recommend some Gatineau residents leave homes due to flooding – CBC News, April 21st, 2017

🔗 Quebec opens up emergency flood funds for Outaouais municipalities – CBC News, April 21st, 2017

🔗 Flood risk updates issued for Montreal, Laval and West Island – Montreal Gazette, April 21st, 2017

🔗 Rigaud flood victims ordered not to drink well water – CBC News, April 21st, 2017

🔗 Quebec opens up emergency flood funds for Outaouais municipalities – CBC News, April 21st, 2017

🔗 Saint-André-Avellin, Que., declares state of emergency over spring floods – CBC News, April 20th, 2017

🔗 Rain expected to worsen flooding across soggy Quebec this week – CBC News, April 19th, 2017

🔗 Heavy rain leads to flooding, evacuations in southern Quebec – CBC News, April 17th, 2017

🔗 Flooding could be worst in a decade: civil security – CTV News, April 17th, 2017






“Massive flooding in Windsor last year was a sign of climate change — but the science behind these ever-intensifying storms is more complex than it seems”

Published on Apr 21, 2017 by Tim Alamenciak

Please click here to read the article.





Flood News: April 1-16 2017
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Flood News for April 1st to April 16th, 2017. All of your flood and climate change news is available below.


Climate Change and Flood Management

 
🔗 ICLR to host webinar on lot-level approaches to control urban flood risk and mitigate basement flooding – Canadian Underwriter, April 7th, 2017

🔗 Opinion: It’s good business for cities to prepare for climate change – Edmonton Journal, April 6th, 2017

🔗 ICLR launches backwater valve installation website for homeowners and professionals – Canadian Underwriter, April 5th, 2017


CALGARY

 
🔗 Government pledges millions to improve flood preparedness in Calgary – CTV News, April 12th, 2017


MANITOBA

 
🔗 Flooding could force more than 100 from homes in Northern Manitoba – CBC News, April 15th, 2017

🔗 Flood warning in effect for area around The Pas, Man. – CBC News, April 13th, 2017

🔗 Assiniboine, Souris rivers on rise as overland floods subside in Manitoba – CBC News, April 10th, 2017

🔗 Brandon prepares for flood as Assiniboine River approaches peak – CTV News, April 10th, 2017

🔗 Spring flooding in Manitoba changing route of asylum seekers – CBC News, April 8th, 2017

🔗 Flooding creek cuts off roads, floods basements in western Manitoba First Nation – CBC News, April 6th, 2017

🔗 Brandon flood prep underway as Assiniboine River expected to crest next week – CBC News, April 4th, 2017

🔗 Peguis waters receding, but province’s flood fears continue – CBC News, April 3RD, 2017

🔗 Worst flood in decades threatens 300 properties in Carman, Man. – CBC News, April 3RD, 2017


MONTREAL

 
🔗 200 homes flooded in Sainte-Thérèse, Laval rivers still rising – Global News, April 8th, 2017

🔗 Flood watch across Quebec this weekend as temperatures rise – Montreal Gazette, April 8th, 2017

🔗 Sainte-Thérèse could have done more to prevent flood damage, says resident – CBC News, April 8th, 2017

🔗 Heavy rain leads to flooded streets, basements in Montreal area – CBC News, April 7th, 2017


NEW BRUNSWICK

 

🔗 New Brunswick emergency officials remind people to stay vigilant about flooding – Global News, April 16th, 2017

🔗 St. John River flooding risk is low, province says – CBC News, April 15th, 2017

🔗 Perth-Andover still waiting for help with flood-damage plans – CBC News, April 8th, 2017

🔗 City of Rigaud on flood alert – Global News, April 7th, 2017

🔗 Province to review Perth-Andover flood adaptation plan – Global News, April 6th, 2017


NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

 
🔗 Water woes: Seniors in Dover dealing with flooded basement since Saturday – CBC News, April 12th, 2017


ONTARIO

 
🔗 Windsor Launches Basement Flooding Survey – AM800 CKLW, April 5th, 2017


OTTAWA

 
🔗 Rideau River floods streets in Ottawa South and East as water levels rise – Ottawa Citizen, April 8th, 2017

🔗 Heavy rainfall washes out roads around Ottawa – CBC News, April 8th, 2017

🔗 Rideau River overflowing in Old Ottawa South – CBC News, April 7th, 2017

🔗 Heavy rainfall raises the risk of flooding on area rivers – CTV News, April 5th, 2017


PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

 
🔗 ‘Slight risk of localized flooding’ in rain Friday – CBC News, April 7th, 2017


SASKATCHEWAN

 
🔗 Some Sask. homeowners will be able buy overland flood insurance – CBC News, April 12th, 2017

🔗 Saskatchewan residents moved to hotels amid flood concerns – The Toronto Star, April 5th, 2017





Flood News: Month of March 2017
Posted on: April 3, 2017

Flood News for the month of March 2017. All of your flood and climate change news is available below.


Climate Change

🔗 Changing jet stream, extreme weather linked to humans: study – CBC News, March 29th, 2017


Flood Damages and Perceptions

🔗 Emergencies declared in 3 Manitoba municipalities due to flooding – CBC News, March 31st, 2017

🔗 Sandy Bay First Nation sues province, feds over 2011 flood they call a ‘man-made disaster’ – CBC News, March 6th, 2017


Flood Forecasting

🔗 Winnipeg scaling back flood preparations as floodway operations begin – CTV News, March 31st, 2017

🔗 Manitoba flood forecast data centre getting busy – CBC News, March 26th, 2017

🔗 Manitoba’s flood forecast rated as moderate to major: Province – Global News, March 24th, 2017

🔗 How 3D maps of an Alberta mountain could help predict the next flood or drought – CBC News, March 21st, 2017

🔗 How a new tool can predict coastal flooding in Nova Scotia down to the metre – CBC News, March 18th, 2017

🔗 U.S. and Canadian scientists to study cross-border flooding – CTV News, March 4th, 2017

🔗 What forecasters mean by a major risk of flood – CBC News, March 1st, 2017


Flood Mitigation Projects and Planning

🔗 Risk management overhaul necessary for cities to become more resilient to catastrophic events: report – Canadian Underwriter, March 27th, 2017

🔗 3 tips to keep your basement from flooding – CBC News, March 27th, 2017

🔗 Federal disaster mitigation funding “a leap forward”: ICLR – Canadian Underwriter, March 23rd, 2017

🔗 B.C. government invests over $10.5 million in Fraser Valley flood mitigation – Canadian Underwriter, March 23rd, 2017

🔗 Warned it’s ‘easy to forget’, Council panel labels flood mitigation a top priority – Calgary Herald, March 23rd, 2017

🔗 Desjardins Insurance offers new flood coverage for low-, medium-risk areas – Canadian Underwriter, March 14th, 2017

🔗 Tsuut’ina First Nation objects to Springbank dam flood mitigation proposal – Global News, March 8st, 2017





Flood News: Week of December 12th, 2016
Posted on: December 20, 2016

In a recent document, the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada asserted that residential flood insurance should be affordable and available. See below for more details on this story and other flood-related news.


Flood mitigation plans and insurance

🔗 Flood insurance ‘must be affordable:’ IBAC – Canadian Underwriter, Dec 16th, 2016

🔗 Notley government increasing spending on flooding, drought protection – Global News, Dec 16th, 2016

🔗 Fort McMurray flood plan approved but uncertainty still lingers with residents – CBC News, Dec 14th, 2016

🔗 Last council meeting of 2016; budget, flood mitigation on agenda – My MacMurray, Dec 13th, 2016

🔗 Toronto city council to consider accelerating basement flooding protection spending – Canadian Underwriter, Dec 12th, 2016


Flood risks

🔗 Chance of “moderate to major flooding” in some locations in Manitoba, report says – Canadian Underwriter, Dec 13th, 2016

🔗 Soggy soil could mean spring floods in west, north – CBC News, Dec 13th, 2016

🔗 Wet weather raises potential flood worries for Manitoba government – Global News, Dec 13th, 2016





Flood News: Week of December 5th, 2016
Posted on: December 12, 2016

Regions on the east coast of Canada are still recovering from October’s floods. See below for more details on these stories and other flood-related news.


After the Floods

🔗 Cape Breton flood victims unhappy with compensation offer – CTV News, Dec 9th, 2016

🔗 Sydney homeowners unhappy with flood compensation offers – CBC News, Dec 9th, 2016

🔗 North Sydney photographer offers up free portraits for flood victims – CBC News, Dec 7th, 2016

🔗 Cape Breton road damaged in Thanksgiving Day flood washes out again – CBC News, Dec 5th, 2016

🔗 The long trip home: evacuees return to Kashechewan after 2014 flood – CBC News, Dec 5th, 2016





Flood News: Week of November 28th, 2016
Posted on: December 5, 2016

Two months after the severe storm that hit Windsor and Tecumseh, a large number of residents apply to Windsor’s basement subsidy program. See below for more details on this story and other flood-related news.


After the Floods

🔗 Cape Breton residents waiting on flood relief claims to get 50% advance – CBC News, Dec 2nd, 2016

🔗 Halifax’s Bryony House suffers structural damage after flood – – CBC News, Dec 2nd, 2016

🔗 Sydney group collects decorations to brighten flood victims’ holidays – Global News, Nov 30th, 2016

🔗 Flood victims to benefit from Giving Tuesday – The Chronicle Herald, Nov 28th, 2016

🔗 Cape Bretoners donate decorations to give flood victims a merry Christmas – CTV News, Nov 28th, 2016

🔗 ‘It’s heartbreaking’: First of 17 homes in Sydney flood zone demolished – CTV News, Nov 28th, 2016


Flood Plans and Subsidies

🔗 Windsor overwhelmed with applications for anti-flooding subsidy – CBC News, Nov 29th, 2016

🔗 Council approves funding for flood plan – Mountain View Gazette, Nov 29th, 2016


Heavy Rain and Flooding

🔗 Thunder Bay crews busy as 80 mm of rain falls and floods parts of city – CBC News, Nov 29th, 2016





Flood News: Week of November 21st, 2016
Posted on: November 28, 2016

In the news this week, the Government of Canada launches a new public awareness campaign on flood risks called Flood Ready. See below for more details on this story and other flood-related news.


After the Floods

🔗 Flood victims to benefit from Giving Tuesday – The Chronicle Herald, Nov 28th, 2016

🔗 Ontario teen hosting fundraiser for Cape Breton flood victims – Global News, Nov 24th, 2016

🔗 Flood-prone Fort McMurray community still can’t rebuild – CBC News, Nov 24th, 2016

🔗 Some Cape Breton flood victims live with mould as they await cleanup info – CBC News, Nov 23rd, 2016

🔗 Misericordia Hospital rebuilds after devastating 2013 flood – CBC News, Nov 22nd, 2016


Flood Risk Campaign

🔗 Government of Canada launches new public awareness campaign on flood risks – Canadian Underwriter, Nov 22rd, 2016





Flood News: Week of November 14th, 2016
Posted on: November 21, 2016

In the news this week, Atlantic Canada continues with repairs and recovery after last month’s floods. These stories and other flood-related news below.


Flood Recovery in Atlantic Canada

🔗 Thanksgiving floods in Atlantic Canada caused more than $100 million in insured damage: CatIQ – Canadian Underwriter, Nov 18th, 2016

🔗 Perth-Andover hospital gets $7.65M for flood repair, upgrades – CBC News, Nov 17th, 2016

🔗 Cape Breton flood leaves contractors running ‘from daylight to dark’ – CBC News, Nov 16th, 2016

🔗 CBRM takes stock of flood damage – Cape Breton Post, Nov 15th, 2016

🔗 Good Samaritan still wants to help Sydney area flood victims – Cape Breton Post, Nov 15th, 2016

🔗 Fundraising campaigns for Cape Breton flood victims could cut financial help – CBC News, Nov 15th, 2016


Flood Risk

🔗 Vancouver airport, port rebuke Liberal MP’s suggestion of catastrophic flood risk – The Toronto Star, Nov 18th, 2016

🔗 Understanding flash floods in five Edmonton neighbourhoods – Edmonton Journal, Nov 14th, 2016





Flood News: Week of November 7th, 2016
Posted on: November 14, 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






Flood News: Week of October 31st, 2016
Posted on: November 7, 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





Flood News: Week of October 24th, 2016
Posted on: October 31, 2016

Atlantic Canada still faces impacts of the major flooding events that occurred two weeks ago. Issues of relocating flooded residents, road closures, and threatening weather are affecting the Atlantic areas. In other news, a new study reveals residents’ attitudes toward southern Alberta’s flood-altered environment. See below for more details on these stories and other flood-related news.


Coping with Flood Damages and Preparing for more Rain in Atlantic Canada

🔗 CBRM feels ‘urgency’ to fix furnaces, get cheques to flood victims – CBC News, Oct 30th, 2016

🔗 More unwelcome rain arrives in flood-ravaged Sydney area – CTV News, Oct 29th, 2016

🔗 CBRM mayor says it could cost $4.5M to relocate flooded residents – CBC News, Oct 27th, 2016

🔗 Cape Breton’s Hornes Road closed indefinitely due to flood damage – CBC News, Oct 27th, 2016

🔗 Sydney students displaced by flood get new ‘brain bikes’ in classroom – CBC News, Oct 26th, 2016

🔗 Fire services dealing with flood related equipment damage – CBC News, Oct 25th, 2016

🔗 United Way helping Cape Breton flood victims meet basic needs – CBC News, Oct 24th, 2016

🔗 Sydney flood victims agree homes should be torn down – CBC News, Oct 24th, 2016


Flood Mitigation Program and Projects

🔗 ICLR to host workshop on Halton, Ont.’s basement flooding mitigation program – Canadian Underwriter, Oct 28th, 2016

🔗 Vancouver explores flood protection options due to rising sea levels – Metro News, Oct 26th, 2016


Attitudes toward Southern Alberta’s Flood-Altered Environment

🔗 Study reveals residents’ attitudes toward flood-altered environment – High River Times, Oct 26th, 2016


Flood Donations for Windsor

🔗 Green Shield Canada to match flood donations up to $50K – CTV News, Oct 26th, 2016





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Flood News: Week of October 17th, 2016
Posted on: October 24, 2016

Atlantic Canada copes with the aftermath of last week’s heavy rain and flooding. Flood meetings, special garbage pickups, and calls for disaster assistance are just some of the recovery actions implemented throughout the regions impacted by the storms. In other news, the City of Toronto discusses plans for the Port Lands flood protection project. Read more about these stories and other flood-related news below.


Toronto’s Flood Protection Project

🔗 Port Lands flood protection cost rises to $1.25 billion – The Toronto Star, Oct 20th, 2016


Heavy rain and weather warnings for Atlantic Canada

🔗 Nova Scotia under heavy rain and flood warnings for weekend – CBC News, Oct 21st, 2016

🔗 Big, slow moving storm soaks Ontario, brings risk of snow – The Weather Network, Oct 21st, 2016

🔗 Nova Scotia under heavy rain and flood alert for Friday, Saturday – CBC News, Oct 20th, 2016

🔗 Cape Breton prepares for more rain after historic flood – CBC News, Oct 20th, 2016


Flood mitigation workshops in Calgary

🔗 Calgary flood mitigation workshops hope to engage residents, gather input – CBC News, Oct 18th, 2016


Coping with the flood aftermath in Atlantic Canada

🔗 Cape Breton children coping with stress and anxiety – CBC News, Oct 18th, 2016

🔗 Hundreds attend Sydney flood meeting – Cape Breton Post, Oct 18th, 2016

🔗 Sydney flood-contaminated items not safe for ‘garbage pickers’ – CBC News, Oct 18th, 2016

🔗 Cape Breton man faces flood disaster just months after Fort McMurray evacuation – CBC News, Oct 18th, 2016

🔗 Frustrated, overwhelmed victims of Cape Breton flood plead for help – The Cape Breton Post, Oct 17th, 2016

🔗 CBRM holding open house for flood victims – Cape Breton Post, Oct 17th, 2016

🔗 Minister: Aid is coming to flood-hit Canadian region – Insurance Business Canada, Oct 17th, 2016





Flood News: Week of October 10th, 2016
Posted on: October 17, 2016

This week the Province of Nova Scotia was hit with heavy rainfall and severe flooding events. Multiple states of emergency were declared across central Newfoundland. In other news, the City of Edmonton has announced the release of neighbourhood flood maps. Read more about these stories and other flood-related news below.


Floods and Flood Recovery in Atlantic Canada

🔗 Nova Scotia accepting flood damage assistance applications – CBC News, Oct 15th, 2016

🔗 Flood cleanup kits offered in Cape Breton – CBC News, Oct 15th, 2016

🔗 Up to $80K in flood damage, insurance won’t cover Lewisporte man – CBC News, Oct 14th, 2016

🔗 Halifax to seek federal flood prevention money for 10 sites – CBC News, Oct 14th, 2016

🔗 Appleton man built Gander River home with flooding in mind – CBC News, Oct 14th, 2016

🔗 Outdated infrastructure behind Sydney flood, says regional councilor – CBC News, Oct 12th, 2016

🔗 What you need to know about insurance after the Cape Breton flood – CBC News, Oct 13th, 2016

🔗 Storm blows the lights out in parts of Atlantic Canada – CBC News, Oct 11th, 2016

🔗 Heavy rains and strong winds wreaking havoc in the Maritimes – Canadian Underwriter, Oct 11th, 2016

🔗 Cape Breton, Atlantic Canada deals with power outages, flooding after torrential rain – Global News, Oct 11th, 2016

🔗 About 100 homes flood in Eskasoni First Nation after heavy rain – CBC News, Oct 11th, 2016

🔗 About 50,000 without power in Nova Scotia after weekend storm – CBC News, Oct 11th, 2016

🔗 Multiple states of emergency declared as heavy rains batter central Newfoundland – CBC News, Oct 10th, 2016

🔗 Cape Breton residents warned to avoid floodwaters due to contamination – CBC News, Oct 10th, 2016


Floods Maps for Edmonton

🔗 Edmonton to release flood maps after privacy battle – Insurance Business Canada, Oct 15th, 2016

🔗 City to release neighbourhood flood maps after Postmedia wins privacy appeal – Edmonton Journal, Oct 14th, 2016


Flood Protection for Alberta Communities

🔗 Infrastructure Canada to contribute more than $20.5 million to protect three Alberta communities from flood risks – Canadian Underwriter, Oct 13th, 2016

🔗 Ottawa provides $20.5 million for flood protection in three Alberta towns – Calgary Herald, Oct 13th, 2016

🔗 B.C. government invests $2.5-million to address flood risk in Peace Region after June flooding – Canadian Underwriter, Oct 11th, 2016





Big news has arrived for the City of Edmonton, Alberta as the city prepares to release neighbourhood floods maps. Postmedia has successfully fought against city officials for the rights to these maps in order to better prepare residents for floods and to educate them about their flood risks. To learn more about this story please click here.





Flood News: Week of October 3rd, 2016
Posted on: October 11, 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





Flood News: Week of September 26th, 2016
Posted on: October 3, 2016

A state of emergency was declared in Windsor as heavy rains and flooding hit Windsor and Tecumseh, Ontario this week. Between Wednesday evening and Friday morning approximately 135-195 millimeters of rain fell causing approximately 2000 residential basement floods. See below for more on the impacts of the flooding as well as recovery tips and financial aid.


Major Rainstorm and Flooding in Windsor and Tecumseh, Ont.

🔗 Worst of heavy rain over for flood-hit Windsor and Tecumseh, Ont. – CBC News, Oct 2nd, 2016

🔗 Worst of the rain over, but state of emergency continues in Windsor, Tecumseh, Ont – CBC News, Sept 30th, 2016

🔗 Rainstorm, flooding in Windsor, Ont., area damaged more than 1,700 homes – The Toronto Star, Sept 30th, 2016

🔗 Wear rubber boots when exploring your flooded basement – CBC News, Sept 29th, 2016

🔗 Flooding pummels southern Ontario communities, prompting state of emergency – CBC News, Sept 29th, 2016

🔗 Downpour overwhelms city’s sewers, causes flooding – Windsor Star, Sept 29th, 2016

🔗 Heavy rain flooding Windsor roads for morning commute – CBC News, Sept 29th, 2016


Extreme Weather Webinar

🔗 ICLR webinar to focus on challenges in understanding and projecting precipitation extremes – Canadian Underwriter, Sept 26th, 2016





Flood News: Week of September 19th, 2016
Posted on: September 26, 2016

The impacts of climate change can be seen across the country. Storms, floods, droughts, and extreme temperatures are just some of these impacts threatening our society. Five Canadians communities have been identified to showcase the direct consequences of the changing climate: Lennox Island, Toronto, Prince Albert, Richmond, and Old Crow. See below for details on this story and more flood-related news.


Climate Change

🔗 Facing the Change: 5 Canadian Communities Threatened by Climate Change Now – CBC News, Sept 23rd, 2016


Flood-Resilient Communities

🔗 Insurance Co. Partners to Build More Flood-Resilient Communities – Water Canada, Sept 19th, 2016


Flood Damages and Perceptions

🔗 High River launches campaign to shift public perceptions 3 years after flood – CTV News, Sept 23rd, 2016

🔗 Muskoka, Ontario residents launch $900 million suit against province over flood damage – Canadian Underwriter, Sept 19th, 2016





Flood News: Week of September 12th, 2016
Posted on: September 20, 2016

In the news this week, CBC News takes a closer look at the impacts of climate change on the City of Toronto, Ontario. With our changing climate Toronto is facing more extreme weather, particularly massive storms. Toronto needs to prepare its residents and the city itself for future weather conditions. Learn more about this story and other flood-related news below:


Discussing Climate Change and Extreme Weather

🔗 Facing the Change: Toronto grapples with the effects of extreme weather – CBC News, Sept 17th, 2016

🔗 Climate change, extreme weather in coastal settings on agenda for Halifax conference – Global News, Sept 12th, 2016


Flood Relief, Funds, and Damage

🔗 Muskoka residents launch $900M suit against province over flood damage – CBC News, Sept 16th, 2016

🔗 Port Lands of Toronto receive nearly $49 million in federal and provincial funding for flood protection – Canadian Underwriter, Sept 15th, 2016

🔗 Flood protection funds to flow for Toronto’s Port Lands – The Toronto Star, Sept 14th, 2016

🔗 B.C. premier offers flood relief for Kitimat hydro dam project decades later – MetroNews Halifax, Sept 12th, 2016






Flood News: Week of September 5th, 2016
Posted on: September 16, 2016

In partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo, and McMaster University, the University of Saskatchewan will be leading the Global Water Futures: Solutions to Water Threats in an Era of Global Climate Change initiative. The project will focus on developing ways to forecast and mitigate water-related risks. Details about this project as well as other flood-related news can be found below:


Rebuilding after Floods

🔗 After flood, a truck-loving Alberta town goes walkable – CBC News, Sept 11th, 2016

🔗 Fire and flood: the challenges of rebuilding in Fort McMurray’s most flood prone-neighbourhood – CBC News, Sept 9th, 2016


Winnipeg Floods

🔗 Winnipeg, Headingley may ‘share the pain’ of Assiniboine River floods with Lake Manitoba – CBC News, Sept 8th, 2016

🔗 No summer floodway use to control Winnipeg river levels: report – CBC News, Sept 7th, 2016


Water Project

🔗 Southern Alberta flood leads to ‘largest university-led water project in the world’ – Calgary Herald, Sept 6th, 2016





Flood News: Week of August 29th, 2016
Posted on: September 6, 2016

The City of Moncton, New Brunswick, is piloting a project to develop two wetlands that will store and filter storm water. The city is leading the way as they move towards the development of multi-functional wetlands and away from the traditional stormwater retention ponds. More details about Moncton’s wetland project and other flood news are listed below:


Wetland Development

🔗 From Bathtubs to Wetlands – Ducks Unlimited Canada, Aug 29th, 2016


Flooding and Flood Damage

🔗 Kananaskis trail guide author could spend 7 years revising books, thanks to 2013 flood – CBC News, Aug 30th, 2016

🔗 August flooding causes $1-million damage at St. Joseph High School – CBC News, Aug 29th, 2016

🔗 High River homeowner desperate for help 3 years after Alberta floods – Global News, Aug 29th, 2016





Flood News: Week of August 22nd, 2016
Posted on: August 29, 2016

In the news this week, the Province of Saskatchewan has announced the development of a province-wide flood and natural hazard risk assessment. The assessment will look at the province’s vulnerability to floods and will be used to develop mitigation projects. More details about Saskatchewan’s flood risk assessment and other flood news are listed below:


Flood Damages and Repairs

🔗 Removable flood walls proposed to speed Waterways rebuild – Fort McMurray Today, Aug 28th, 2016

🔗  Edmonton high schools scramble to repair flood damage as classes begin – Edmonton Journal, Aug 26th, 2016


Flood Risk Assessment

🔗 Saskatchewan working to develop comprehensive flood risk assessment – Canadian Underwriter, Aug 28th, 2016

🔗 Sask. working to develop comprehensive flood risk assessment – CTV News, Aug 24th, 2016


Flood History and Preparedness in Edmonton, Alberta

🔗 Flood of 1915 the worst in Edmonton history – CBC News, Aug 26th, 2016

🔗 Councillor Walters pushes for better flood preparedness – CTV News, Aug 24th, 2016





Flood News: Week of August 15th, 2016
Posted on: August 22, 2016

The City of Toronto addresses flood risk and flood prevention in a recent article published by the Toronto Star. The article discusses the city’s strategies for the prevention and control of future flooding events. More details about Toronto’s flood efforts and other flood news are listed below:


Heavy Rain and Flooding

🔗 Heavy downpours flood several Orillia streets – CTV News, Aug 17th, 2016

🔗 Dryden flood damaged 50 homes, pushed city infrastructure to limit – CBC News, Aug 15th, 2016


Flood Prevention

🔗 Stopping Toronto’s next flood – The Toronto Star, Aug 15th, 2016

🔗 U of G Prof Talks Solutions for Flood Prevention in Toronto Star – University of Guelph, Aug 15th, 2016





Flood News: Week of August 8th, 2016
Posted on: August 22, 2016

Heavy rain hits the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario this week. The downpour leads to major flooding and clean up efforts throughout the city.


Heavy Rain and Flooding

🔗  Dryden continues cleanup after ‘incredible’ downpour, flood – CBC News, Aug 14th, 2016


Home Adaptation Assessment Program

🔗 Ontario, City of Burlington support Home Adaptation Assessment Program pilot launch – Canadian Underwriter, Aug 9th, 2016


Issues with Flood Response in the Yukon

🔗 Yukon government botched 2013 flood relief program, documents show – Insurance Business Canada, Aug 9th, 2016






Flood News: Week of August 1st, 2016
Posted on: August 8, 2016

This week brings big news for the City of Burlington, Ontario. The City of Burlington and the Province of Ontario will launch a two-year pilot project focused on the reduction of household basement flooding caused by severe weather. In other news, the City of Calgary has used funding from the Flood Resiliency Program to purchase a police mobile command vehicle which will provide command and logistic support at disaster sites.


Antiflooding Project

🔗 Burlington testing ground for antiflooding project – The Hamilton Spectator, Aug 5th, 2016

🔗 Provincial funding will help homeowners reduce risk of flood damage – University of Waterloo, Aug 5th, 2016


Issues with Flood Response in the Yukon

🔗 Yukon government bungled flood response, documents show – Yukon News, Aug 5th, 2016


Flood Compensation, Manitoba

🔗 Chief demands PCs compensate for floodWinnipeg Free Press, Aug 4th, 2016


Police Mobile Command Vehicle & Flooding

🔗 Flood Resiliency Program funding used to purchase new police mobile command vehicle – Metro News, Aug 4th, 2016


Flood Mitigation and Commendation Program

🔗 Council to consider river breakup flood mitigation, commendation program – My McMurray – Aug 2nd, 2016 


Heavy Rain and Flooding

🔗 Small leak grows to massive flood as water main bursts in Colwood – Times Colonist, Aug 2nd, 2016

🔗 Flooding damages dozens of homes that survived the Fort McMurray wildfire – CBC News, Aug 2nd, 2016

🔗 Severe flooding hits Grande Prairie after summer storm blasts region – CBC News, Aug 2nd, 2016





Flood News: Week of July 25th, 2016
Posted on: August 2, 2016

In the news this week, the town of Elfros, Saskatchewan, receives a new flood recovery centre to support residents of the community after severe weather and flooding. Flooding in Saskatchewan also leads to almost 200 claims made to the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP). 

In other news, severe weather and flooding hit the City of Toronto and the City of Edmonton and Flood Risk Canada Inc. announces launch of a flood risk monitoring and prevention tool.


Floods and Flood Funding for the Province of Alberta

🔗 Late June storms caused $50 million in damage in southern Alberta: Insurance Bureau of Canada – Insurance Business Canada, July 29th, 2016

🔗 Alberta disburses final round of flood and drought grants – Insurance Business Canada, July 25th, 2016


Flood Recovery Centres and Claims for Saskatchewan

🔗 Saskatchewan opens flood recovery centre in Elfros – Global News, July 26th, 2016

🔗 Flood Recovery Centre Opens in Elfros – Government of Saskatchewan, July 26th, 2016

🔗 Recovery centre set up in Elfros, Sask., following flash floods – CBC News, July 26th, 2016

🔗 PDAP claims coming in from July flooding – Regina Leader-Post, July 26th, 2016


Heavy Rain and Flooding

🔗 Heavy rains pound Toronto, causing flooding on major roadways – CBC News, July 27th, 2016

🔗 One person struck by lightning, people rescued from vehicles on flooded roads as thunderstorm strikes – Edmonton Journal, July 28th, 2016


Live Flood Sensory System

🔗 Flood Risk Canada launches live flood sensory system – Canadian Underwriter, July 29th, 2016





Flood News: Week of July 18th, 2016
Posted on: July 22, 2016

This week brings big news for the province of Alberta. The province will receive almost $1 million for flood and drought resiliency projects. These projects will assist Calgary and other communities across the province to prepare for severe weather. In other news, the Province of Saskatchewan has opened a temporary flood recovery centres in Watrous. More details about these stories and other flood news are listed below:


Flood Funding for the Province of Alberta

🔗 Flood and drought protection funding for Calgary and other vulnerable communities – Alberta Government, July 21st, 2016

🔗 Alberta invests in flood and drought resiliency projects – Canadian Underwriter, July 21st, 2016


Flood recovery centres for the Province of Saskatchewan

🔗 Another flood recovery centre to open in Saskatchewan – Canadian Underwriter, July 21st, 2016

🔗 Province to open flood claim centre in Watrous – CTV News Saskatoon, July 20th, 2016


Long-term Flood fix for Red Earth Cree Nation in Saskatchewan

🔗 Red Earth evacuees say reserve needs long-term flood fix – CBC News, July 19th, 2016


Issues of insurance coverage in Saskatchewan

🔗 Arborfield residents irate over flood insurance – CBC News, July 22nd, 2016