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Items tagged: overland flooding

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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

Canada Releases New Floodplain Mapping Framework

March 7, 2017 - 2:50 pm

In Canada, overland flooding costs the Canadian economy more than any other kind of natural hazard. It is the single largest draw on the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA). In an effort to improve Canada's resiliency to flooding, the federal government has released the first of a series...

Categories: National, News

Manitoba Report: Soil Moisture Anticipates Major Overland Flooding

January 30, 2017 - 11:33 am

Manitoba has released its 2017 January Conditions Report, which indicates that normal to well-above normal soil moisture and winter precipitation to date, combined with future unfavourable weather conditions, will result in the risk of moderate to major overland flooding across the province. The province’s...

Categories: News, Western Canada

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

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