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What could cause more flood woes in B.C.

May 14, 2018 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Torrential rains that pushed southern British Columbia waterways to flood stage have eased, but officials warn a new threat of unseasonably warm weather could rapidly melt snowpacks, adding to already swollen rivers. David Campbell, head of the B.C.

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What claims Crawford expects to see from New Brunswick flooding

May 10, 2018 by Jason Contant

Claims adjuster Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. is anticipating “numerous water damage claims to homes, business and automobiles” as a result of the flooding in New Brunswick. Shelley Landry, director of operations of Crawford Canada’s Atlantic region, told Canadian Underwriter

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Officials warning B.C. flooding this year may be worse due to 2017 wildfires

May 3, 2018 The Canadian Press

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. – Emergency officials in British Columbia’s southern Interior warn that devastating wildfires that charred thousands of square kilometres of timber and bush last year now have the potential to make seasonal flooding even more severe. The warning

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Could Calgary see 2013 flooding again?

April 9, 2018 Colette Derworiz - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Provincial officials are keeping a close eye on creeks and streams across Alberta as temperatures start to rise. During last week’s monthly snow survey by Alberta Environment and Parks, all of the river basins across the province still

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Aon Benfield suggests Brantford flooding will cost “tens of millions”

March 9, 2018 by Jason Contant

Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, Impact Forecasting, is estimating total economic and insured losses in the tens of millions (U.S. dollars) for the recent flooding in southern Ontario. Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) told Canadian Underwriter in late

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Growing frequency, height of storm surges worries mayor

March 8, 2018 The Canadian Press

LIVERPOOL, N.S. – Another weekend of storm surges in Nova Scotia has a south shore mayor calling for provincial help to cope with the rising impact of climate change on waterfronts. The mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality said

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Canadian researchers find way to better predict severe storms

March 7, 2018 The Canadian Press

SASKATOON – Researchers say they’ve come up with a way to better predict severe storms and protect infrastructure from damage caused by increasing temperatures in Western Canada. Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan said they’ve seen winter temperatures in the

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Flooding prompts state of emergency and evacuations in Brantford, Ont.

February 21, 2018 The Canadian Press

BRANTFORD, Ont. – Residents of a southern Ontario city were forced from their homes and businesses on Wednesday as rising flood waters from a local river prompted a state of emergency. Days of mild temperatures and torrential rain caused an

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B.C. lacks climate change policies, especially on wildfires and flooding: audit

February 15, 2018 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s auditor general says the provincial government is working to adapt to the risks posed by climate change but it has no clear plan for wildfires and flooding. Carol Bellringer says there is little monitoring of progress

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Taking a granular look at how drainage routes affect stormwater flooding

January 22, 2018 by Jason Contant

Engineered construction like a drainage route can directly affect whether or not a specific building or home is in harm’s way for stormwater flooding, the Institute for Catastrophe Loss Reduction’s (ICLR) director of research told Canadian Underwriter on Monday. Dan

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More Windsor residents eligible for Ontario government flood relief

November 20, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Nearly three months after torrential downpours gave rise to more than $100 million in insured losses in and near Windsor, the Ontario government announced Monday it has expanded the number of property owners eligible for disaster relief. “Expanding the original

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Texas says it needs $61 billion from federal government for Harvey recovery

November 1, 2017 The Associated Press (APR)

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas needs $61-plus billion in federal funding just to rebuild public infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Harvey, as well as to cover projects to prevent future flooding. John Sharp, Texas’ Harvey recovery “czar,” announced Tuesday that the figure