Flood News and Updates

Flood News: August 1-31 2017
Posted on: September 4, 2017

Flood News for August 1 to August 31, 2017. All of your general flood preparedness and location-specific flood and climate change news is listed in the post.


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Flood News: July 1-31 2017
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Flood News for July 1 to July 31, 2017. All of your general flood preparedness and location-specific flood and climate change news is listed in the post.


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Flood News: June 15-30 2017
Posted on: July 4, 2017

Flood News for June 15th to June 30th, 2017. All of your flood and climate change news is available below. Flood Preparedness   🔗 IBC applauds Toronto port lands flood protection funding – Canadian Underwriter, June 30th, 2017 🔗 Floating houses? UW conference shares flooding strategies – CBC News, June 28th, 2017 🔗 Canada has … continue reading



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   🔗 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 … continue reading



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   🔗 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 … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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, … continue reading



“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 … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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, … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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 … continue reading



Vote for FloodSmartCanada
Posted on: October 24, 2016

The goal of FloodSmartCanada is to provide a hub of information related to floods, flood risks, and emergency preparedness. We have consolidated flood-related material from sources across the country to help educate community members, organizations, businesses and municipalities about floods. We now want to make the site bigger, bolder, fresher, and accessible to more Canadians … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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 🔗



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 … continue reading



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 … continue reading



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. … continue reading