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Climate change forcing builders to rethink how they design structures: expert

June 27, 2016 Alexandra Posadzki - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Severe weather events like wildfires and floods are becoming more frequent and more difficult to predict, forcing architects and engineers to rethink how they design buildings, infrastructure and cities. Brock Schroeder, managing director of engineering firm Entuitive, says

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ICLR to host June workshop on extreme atmospheric peril events

May 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be hosting a workshop on extreme atmospheric peril events on Friday, June 17 in Toronto. The ICLR said that its next Friday Forum, titled What Would Happen if Extreme Atmospheric Peril Events

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National model building code should account for anticipated climate change: Auditor General report

May 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s federal environment and climate change department “should work with partners” to figure out how to produce data used to measure intensity, duration and frequency of storms, and the National Research Council should “incorporate climate change trends” when developing structural

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Floods in Texas, Kansas leave at least 6 dead, 2 missing

May 30, 2016 Michael Graczyk - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HOUSTON – Authorities in central Texas have found two more bodies along flooded streams, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six. It was unclear Sunday whether a body found in Travis County near Austin is one

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Kansas residents clean up but more storms forecast

May 26, 2016 The Associated Press

CHAPMAN, Kan. – Kansans cleaned up from a series of tornadoes Thursday, including a monster storm that rumbled across the landscape for 90 minutes, while forecasters warned that the state would likely see more bad weather later in the day.

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Sea level changes, coastal erosion and storm surge flooding key concerns for many parts of Canada: federal government report

April 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Sea level changes will vary greatly across Canada this century and beyond, and these changes, together with coastal erosion and storm surge flooding, represent key concerns for many areas, according to a report released earlier this week by Natural Resources

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Severe weather moves east toward Carolinas after tornadoes

April 1, 2016 Jonathan Landrum Jr. - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ATLANTA – A severe weather system moved east toward the Carolinas on Friday after setting off tornadoes that swirled through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Tornadoes and isolated winds are possible through mid-afternoon Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Nearly