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Report: More Enforcement Needed to Lower Residential Flood Risk

June 14, 2017 - 1:14 pm

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction reports that better coordination and enforcement of municipal efforts to curb private lot flood risk is needed. The report, released in May, found that to better manage inflow and infiltration (I&I) of private residences, municipalities should empower...

Categories: National, News

Insurance Bureau of Canada Statement on Que. Floods

May 12, 2017 - 9:50 am

The Insurance Bureau of Canada has released a statement on flooding and insurance coverage in the province of Quebec. The statement is in response to the flooding that has occurred in several Quebec regions in the past weeks. The Insurance Bureau's aim is to provide understanding for residents of flooded...

Categories: News, Quebec

Markham: Insurance Board Should Consider City Flood Control

April 28, 2017 - 9:46 am

The City of Markham, Ontario, has urged the insurance industry to consider city flood control measures when setting home insurance rates. Over the past three years, home insurance costs have increased across Canada, and in Markham, by approximately 15 to 20 per cent. During that time, the city has...

Categories: News, Ontario

Manitoba Announces Flood Compensation

April 25, 2017 - 9:48 am

The Emergency Management and Public Safety Division of Manitoba Infrastructure has announced Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) will be available for eligible municipalities, homeowners, farms, and small businesses impacted by 2017 spring flooding. Officials are still assessing the overall impact...

Categories: News, Western Canada

New Funding for Municipal Climate Change Adaptation, Flooding

March 16, 2017 - 7:56 am

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has made available new funding for municipalities to undertake plans and studies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and adapt to climate change and extreme weather conditions, including for flood resilience and wastewater services. Municipalities...

Categories: National, News

Homeowners Unprepared for Flooding, Unaware of Insurance Changes

January 25, 2017 - 9:36 am

A report from the CBC has brought to a light a poll conducted on behalf of Public Safety Canada in summer 2016, which found that 40 per cent of respondents agreed with the statement: “The government will take care of me and my home if there’s major overland flooding.” The survey of 1,234 respondents...

Categories: National, News

20th Anniversary of Quebec’s Saguenay Region Catastrophic Flood

July 20, 2016 - 1:37 pm

July 19 and 20, 2016 mark the 20th anniversary of the devastating flood that left $300 million worth of damage in Quebec, known as Déluge du Saguenay. When the flood event began, it rained everyday in Quebec's Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Region for two weeks. Rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and soils became...

Categories: News, Quebec

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