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Study links major floods in North America and Europe to “multi-decade ocean patterns,” says number of major floods has not increased overall

August 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The number of major floods in natural rivers across Europe and North America has not increased overall during the past 80 years, rather the occurrence of major flooding in these two continents often varies with North Atlantic Ocean temperature patterns.

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Red River crests in Winnipeg, flood watch issued west of the Manitoba capital

April 6, 2017 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Manitoba flood officials say the Red River has crested in the provincial capital but water levels remain high in other parts of the province. The latest flood bulletin says the Red River reached its peak Tuesday but water

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Conditions prompting risk of “moderate to major” overland flooding across Manitoba: infrastructure minister

February 3, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Normal to well-above normal soil moisture and winter precipitation to date, combined with future unfavourable weather conditions, will result in the risk of moderate to major overland flooding across the province of Manitoba, the provincial infrastructure minister said earlier this

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Chance of “moderate to major flooding” in some locations in Manitoba, report says

December 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

There is a chance of “moderate to major flooding” in some locations in Manitoba, according to the 2016 Fall Conditions Report from Manitoba Infrastructure. The report, released on Tuesday, indicates high levels of soil moisture at freeze-up in the western

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Alberta’s Brazeau County declares state of agricultural disaster

November 3, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Brazeau County in Drayton Valley, Alta. has declared a state of agricultural disaster “due to the hardship that weather conditions, specifically, excessive and persistent precipitation have placed on local farmers.” During the Nov. 1 Brazeau County Council meeting, council unanimously

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Province of Alberta introduces new website, improved mobile app to help manage flood risk

June 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The government of Alberta has introduced a new website and updated mobile app to help “keep Albertans informed and allow municipalities to respond faster and more efficiently if conditions change.” Although Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) noted in a press