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B.C.’s River Forecast Centre issues high streamflow advisory, but flooding fears beginning to ease

June 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

British Columbia’s River Forecast Centre (RFC) has issued a “high streamflow advisory” for the province’s South Peace region and surrounding areas. Issued at noon on Thursday, the advisory includes South Peace region and surrounding areas, including Pine Pass and tributaries

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Forecast thunderstorms add to flooding concerns across southern B.C.

May 31, 2017 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Residents in several areas of British Columbia are bracing for severe thunderstorms as another round of wicked weather bears down on flood-weary regions. Environment Canada has issued severe thunderstorm watches for areas including the Shuswap and Okanagan east

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Spring storm in Alberta and Saskatchewan uproots trees and knocks out power

May 25, 2017 The Canadian Press

A nasty spring storm has toppled semis, uprooted trees and produced localized flooding throughout much of Saskatchewan and Alberta. In Saskatoon, wind speeds were recorded at 105 kilometres an hour Wednesday afternoon, leaving garbage bins strewn throughout the streets, shingles

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High winds add to flooding fears as storm approaches southern B.C.

May 23, 2017 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Flood-weary regions of British Columbia’s southern Interior are bracing for another battering, this time from high winds. Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for parts of Vancouver Island, Metro Vancouver and most of the southern Interior, including

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Tornadoes suspected in violent N.B. storm: ‘It came without any notice’

May 19, 2017 The Canadian Press

SHIPPAGAN, N.B. – Authorities suspect a violent storm that hit New Brunswick suddenly late Thursday, ripping roofs apart and pulling down utility poles, may have been powered by tornadoes. “They were expecting some thundershowers, but nothing of that magnitude so

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Flooding expected to be ‘unlike anything ever seen,’ warns Kelowna mayor

May 12, 2017 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s Okanagan region is bracing for a storm that Kelowna’s mayor worries could unleash the worst flooding the region has ever seen. Mayor Colin Basran posted a Facebook statement describing expected water levels as “unlike anything we

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ICLR holding 2017 hurricane season forecast webinar on May 30

May 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) is holding a webinar on May 30 that will discuss a forecast of the 2017 hurricane season. Bob Robichaud, warning preparedness meteorologist for the Canadian Hurricane Centre, will be part of the interactive

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Heavy rain likely to cause new or more flooding in Quebec and Ontario

May 5, 2017 Michelle McQuigge - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Persistent, steady rains soaking swaths of central and eastern Canada that have already endured record precipitation levels threatened to trigger widespread flooding Friday and put residents and governments on high alert. Environment Canada said a massive system is slowly drenching

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March windstorm in eastern Newfoundland caused close to $45 million in insured damage: CatIQ

April 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A windstorm in eastern Newfoundland on March 11 has resulted in nearly $45 in insured damages, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) explained in a press release on Wednesday that a low

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Pack ice, epic blizzards as ‘relentless’ winter won’t let go across Newfoundland

April 5, 2017 Sue Bailey - THE CANADIAN PRESS

JOHN’S, N.L. – From extreme pack ice to record-breaking snow falls, it’s the winter that just won’t let go across much of Newfoundland. There are at least 230 centimetres of snow (more than seven feet) on the ground in Gander

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Parts of Manitoba, Saskatchewan hit by blizzard, travel extremely dangerous

March 7, 2017 The Canadian Press

Snow, high winds and low visibility made travel extremely dangerous in parts of Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan Tuesday as a blizzard howled through the region for a second day. Manitoba said the Trans-Canada Highway and highways 16, 5 and 45

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Massive storm continues slow march east after paralyzing Maritimes

February 14, 2017 Alison Auld and Michael MacDonald - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Parts of Atlantic Canada remained under a blizzard warning Tuesday after a massive storm descended on the region, dumping a thick blanket of snow and unleashing howling winds before marching off to Newfoundland. Environment Canada issued the warnings