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More than 1,000 rescued in Louisiana floods; 2 dead

August 13, 2016 Bill Fuller, Melinda Deslatte and Michael Kunzelman - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW ORLEANS – National Guard soldiers and other officials in boats and helicopters plucked more than 1,000 people from their homes and cars as “unprecedented, historic” flooding swamped Louisiana, the governor said Saturday, warning that the slow-moving storm would dump

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Severe summer storm in southern Ontario causes $30 million in insured damage: CatIQ

August 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A severe summer storm that swept through southern Ontario during the second week of July has resulted in more than $30 million in insured damages, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). CatIQ, which delivers detailed analytical and meteorological

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Southern Manitoba hit by bad storms, reports surface of buildings being damaged

July 21, 2016 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – A severe storm that roared through southern Manitoba on Wednesday left considerable damage in its wake. Tornado warnings were issued across the region, and reports poured in on social media of trees being downed, intersections flooded and power

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Another flood recovery centre to open in Saskatchewan

July 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly one week after a Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) flood recovery centre opened in Estevan, Sask., the Ministry of Government Relations said that another centre will open in the Town of Watrous. The centre will open to provide support

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Nasty weather, including possible tornado, hits south central Saskatchewan

July 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

DAVIDSON, Sask. – Parts of south-central Saskatchewan have been hammered with hail, heavy rain and even a twister. During a public alert issued Tuesday night, Environment Canada said a tornado had been reported touching down in a rural area near

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June storms in Ontario and Prairies cost about $34 million in insured damage: CatIQ

July 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The storms that hit Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario on June 24 and 25 caused more than $34 million in insured damage, according to estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). A press release issued on Tuesday by the Insurance

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Flash flooding triggers emergency declaration in Saskatchewan city

July 11, 2016 The Canadian Press

ESTEVAN, Sask. – A state of emergency has been declared in Estevan, Sask., after the southeastern city was hit by at least 130 millimetres of rain in just over two hours. The emergency was declared around 4:00 p.m. Sunday, soon

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Mayor of Ontario city of Kenora declares state of emergency following flooding

June 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The mayor of the city of Kenora in northwestern Ontario declared a state of emergency on Monday as a result of major flooding over the past weekend. Kenora saw more than 109 millimetres (mm) of rain over a two-day period,

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Voluntary evacuation of homes and cottages in southern Manitoba remains in effect following flooding, road washouts

June 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A voluntary evacuation of homes and cottages in southern Manitoba near the Ontario border remains in effect several days after a heavy rain event caused flooding and road washouts. Manitoba Sustainable Development (MSD) said in a press release on Monday