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Main B.C. highway to reopen to essential traffic by Monday after storms

December 16, 2021 Hina Alam and Amy Smart - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – A key highway link between British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and the rest of the province will reopen to essential traffic by the end of the day on Monday, five weeks after it was heavily damaged by severe rainstorms.

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Southwestern N.L. mayor says climate change talks needed after another dump of rain

November 30, 2021 The Canadian Press

CHANNEL-PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. – The mayor of a small town on the southwestern tip of Newfoundland says it’s time to have serious conversations about the impact of changing weather on communities like his, after another night of heavy rain.

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Flooding reported in Cape Breton and western Newfoundland as storm stalls over region 

November 24, 2021 Michael MacDonald and Sarah Smellie - THE CANADIAN PRESS 

Torrential rain flooded basements and washed out roads and bridges in western Cape Breton and southwestern Newfoundland on Wednesday, as a huge storm spent a third day slowly trudging over Atlantic Canada.   A state of emergency was declared late Tuesday in Cape

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Maritimes targeted for blast of torrential rain and powerful winds

November 22, 2021 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Much of the Maritime region is bracing for strong winds and heavy downpours that could dump up to 150 millimetres of rain in some areas by Wednesday. Total rainfall over the next 36 hours is expected to be

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Heavy rain sets off flooding, rocks and mudslides in southern B.C.  

November 15, 2021 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – A local state of emergency has been declared in part of British Columbia’s eastern Fraser Valley where unrelenting rainfall caused flooding, mud and rock slides and the closure of highways to and from the southern Interior.   Environment

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Ontario’s September storms cause insured damage of $105 million

October 29, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Severe storms in early and late September caused $105 million in insured damage, according to initial estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). The Sept. 7 storms included heavy rain, wind and tornadoes that caused structural damage to many

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Tropical storm Claudette expected to bring heavy rain to Atlantic Canada

June 21, 2021 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Tropical storm Claudette is headed for Atlantic Canada. Environment Canada says the storm is expected to dump heavy rain on parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland on Tuesday. Earlier today, Claudette was just off the coast of Virginia,

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Winter storm churning out powerful winds expected to slam into Atlantic Canada

February 1, 2021 The Canadian Press

Environment Canada has issued a series of weather warnings for the Atlantic region, as a winter storm is expected to deliver an ugly mix of snow, rain, ice pellets and strong winds on Tuesday and Wednesday. Snowfall warnings are in

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How this Canadian city is preparing for more storms and rain

August 26, 2020 The Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – St. John’s is making changes to city infrastructure as it prepares for a wetter, warmer future with more intense storms.  A report on climate models for the coastal Newfoundland and Labrador capital was presented at city

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City of Windsor records nearly 2,700 basement flooding reports from severe rain event

August 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The City of Windsor in southwestern Ontario has reported nearly 2,700 basement flooding reports as of late Wednesday afternoon. The city continues to recover from a severe rain event on Aug. 29 that resulted in flooded roads, properties and basements.

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Harvey creating life-threatening flooding in southeastern Texas, early damage estimate up to US$2 billion

August 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding persisted over parts of southeastern Texas as of early Monday morning despite Harvey being downgraded from an anticipated Category 3 hurricane to a tropical storm. “Do not attempt to travel in the affected areas if you

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More than 200,000 homes in Texas at potential risk of storm surge damage from Hurricane Harvey: CoreLogic

August 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than 200,000 homes along the coast of Texas with a reconstruction cost value (RCV) of approximately US$39.6 billion are at potential risk of storm surge damage from Hurricane Harvey, CoreLogic suggested late Thursday. Irvine, Calif-based CoreLogic, a global property