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Provinces not moving fast enough to assess, mitigate flood risk: report

August 6, 2020 Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding. The report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo says on

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Ontario government proposes to ‘strengthen’ conservation authorities’ flood protection role

September 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario politicians debated Monday a bill that, if passed into law, would increase the role of conservation authorities in protecting property from flooding. Provincial conservation authorities’ roles include flood and erosion control, ice management, flood forecasting and warning and drought

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Flood insurance ‘must be affordable:’ IBAC

December 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Residential flood insurance should be available and affordable and the government should provide a backstop without being an “insurer of first resort,” the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada said in a document released this week. Personal flood insurance “must be

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Nearly 60,000 single-family homes in New Orleans to move out of special flood hazard areas by end of September: CoreLogic

August 30, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly 60,000 single-family homes in New Orleans with a reconstruction cost value (RCV) of more than US$12 billion will move out of Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs), according to updated maps published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Officially