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Red Deer cleaning up from windstorm after declaring state of emergency

June 22, 2017 The Canadian Press

RED DEER, Alta. – People in Red Deer were cleaning up Wednesday after a violent windstorm that knocked out power and prompted the central Alberta city to declare a local state of emergency. Homes were damaged Tuesday when wind gusts

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Public security minister preaches patience as Quebec towns deal with flooding

May 3, 2017 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Quebec’s public security minister asked flood-stricken communities to be patient on Tuesday as forecasts called for more rain this week. Numerous Quebec municipalities that border streams and rivers are dealing with floods as heavy precipitation and mild temperatures

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Volunteers in Manitoba town scramble to halt flooding from nearby river

April 3, 2017 The Canadian Press

CARMAN, Man. – The threat of flooding from an ice-choked river has prompted a big southern Manitoba town to declare a state of emergency. Officials in Carman say rising water on the Boyne River is causing flooding and sewer backups

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U.S. northeast winter storm grounds more than 5,000 flights

March 14, 2017 Deepti Hajela - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK – A storm expected to drop more than a foot of snow pounded the United States Northeast on Tuesday, paralyzing much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor after a remarkably mild February had lulled people into thinking the worst of

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Outbreak of severe convective storms across U.S. Midwest causing widespread damage in Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota: RMS

March 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

As of March 8, cumulative preliminary tornado, hail and straight-line wind reports in the United States for the year have all been more than double their respective 2005-2015 averages, according to the records of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s

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First of three more storms hits California as drought retreats

January 19, 2017 John Antczak - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES – The worst area of drought in California has significantly narrowed to a small region northwest of Los Angeles that has stubbornly failed to benefit from Pacific storms that have drenched much of the state since the fall

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Storm floods vineyards, forces evacuations in Calif., Nevada

January 9, 2017 Ellen Knickmeyer - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

FORESTVILLE, Calif. – A massive storm system stretching from California into Nevada lifted rivers climbing out of their banks, flooded vineyards and forced people to evacuate after warnings that hillsides parched by wildfires could give way to mudslides. Northern California’s

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States of emergency declared in Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas ahead of winter storm

January 6, 2017 Jeff Martin and Tom Foreman Jr. - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ATLANTA – Shoppers emptied shelves of bread and milk, road workers began working 12-hour shifts, and states of emergency were declared in Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas ahead of a winter storm stalking the South. Winter storm warnings were issued

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Otto enters Pacific after devastation, 4 dead in Costa Rica

November 25, 2016 Luis Manuel Galeano - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Tropical Storm Otto killed at least four people in Costa Rica and then headed into the Pacific Ocean Friday after making landfall as the southernmost hurricane on record to hit Central America. Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo

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At least two dead in 7.8-magnitude New Zealand quake, widespread damage reported

November 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A powerful magnitude-7.8 earthquake and several large aftershocks struck New Zealand’s South Island in the early morning hours of Monday local time, killing at least two people and injuring several others, Impact Forecasting has reported. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)-registered

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Wildfires, smoke shroud southern end of Appalachian Trail

November 11, 2016 Jeff Martin - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ATLANTA – All but a few of the nation’s largest active wildfires Thursday were burning in the South, where a relentless drought has turned pine trees into torches and forced evacuations in dozens of communities in the Appalachian foothills. High

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Eleven families evacuated as flooding hits near Port Alberni, B.C.

November 9, 2016 The Canadian Press

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. – Eleven families have been evacuated from the Tseshaht First Nation on Vancouver Island as the Somass River surges over its banks in low-lying areas west of Port Alberni, B.C. Rain warnings posted for the central Vancouver