Flood News: Week of August 1st, 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

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

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