20 Results for overland flooding

A new study led by researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has analyzed what it would take for river-observing satellites to provide improved mitigation of flood damage and reservoir management globally, in near real-time. The study, Global estimates of river flow wave travel times and implications for low‐latency satellite…

April 30, 2018 @ 11:26am

Ontario has activated the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program in flood-affected areas in the communities of Chatham and Thamesville after extensive flooding throughout the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. The floods in Chatham and Thamesville were caused by heavy rainfall and warm temperatures that melted deep snow in the Thames River…

March 05, 2018 @ 10:47am

The District of Tofino has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund for the District of Tofino Flood Mapping Project. The project will map flood plains, sea level rise planning areas, and identify tsunami evacuation routes and safe areas. The funding comes from the Flood Risk Assessment,…

February 20, 2018 @ 10:27am

Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency (WSA) has released its preliminary spring runoff outlook for 2018. With the dry conditions in the summer and fall of 2017, combined with below-normal winter precipitation thus far, a below-normal spring runoff is expected across southern Saskatchewan this year. Conditions are near-normal across northern areas of…

February 12, 2018 @ 11:51am

The federal government will fund a floodplain mapping project in Ontario, announced Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women and Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, this morning. Over 18 months, $46,000 will be given to the province of Ontario under the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) to support updated floodplain mapping of the Mariposa…

February 06, 2018 @ 12:53pm

On Friday, Harjit Singh Sajjan, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Vancouver South, and Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General for British Columbia, announced approximately $10.7 million in federal and provincial funding to support work on 30 flood mitigation projects under the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP). Through…

February 05, 2018 @ 10:00am

Following on last week’s announcement from the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) regarding Atlantic Canada flooding, the IBC has released an online tool to increase consumer knowledge of home insurance coverage from water infiltration. Accessible on the Infoinsurance.ca web site, this online animation tool features a home beset by all kinds of…

January 22, 2018 @ 9:39am

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is encouraging residents affected by flooding in Atlantic Canada to call their insurance representatives immediately if they have damage to report. "We have seen the devastating effects that flooding can have on communities across our region," said Tom O'Handley, manager, government relations, Atlantic, IBC. "Warming temperatures and melting snow are…

January 17, 2018 @ 9:18am

Today the federal government and the government of New Brunswick announced support for water and solar projects in Atlantic Canada. Improved stormwater infrastructure in New Maryland, NB will help curb flooding.   Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament for Fredericton; the Honourable Stephen Horsman, New Brunswick Deputy Premier and Minister of Families and Children;…

January 11, 2018 @ 1:41pm

The Village of Salmo, B.C. has announced the receipt of a grant for $150,000 to cover 100 per cent of the costs of a flood mapping project through the Union of BC Municipalities Community Emergency Preparedness Fund. The grant will be used to develop an institutional understanding of the flood…

December 19, 2017 @ 11:33am

Ville de Gatineau has received a positive response from Quebec's ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Occupation du territoire (MAMOT) to its request for a collective waiver. That waiver is for the reconstruction of flood affected homes considered total losses owing to the spring flooding in May 2017. During the spring floods,…

November 14, 2017 @ 10:10am

Higher-than-normal freshet flows in spring 2017 caused changes to Mission Creek in Kelowna, B.C. that require repair and refinement of the floodplain and fish habitat restoration work completed in 2016. [caption id="attachment_5000042787" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Mission Creek 2017 Flood. Image Credit: Jan Vozenilek.[/caption] The Mission Creek Greenway dike on the south side of…

November 10, 2017 @ 10:32am

British Columbia has announced that Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is now available to eligible British Columbians in the central region who may have been impacted from the flooding that began on May 4th, 2017. DFA is available to home owners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers, charitable organizations, and local…

May 08, 2017 @ 1:03pm

The Emergency Management and Public Safety Division of Manitoba Infrastructure has announced Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) will be available for eligible municipalities, homeowners, farms, and small businesses impacted by 2017 spring flooding. Officials are still assessing the overall impact of the spring run-off and have stated that it is too…

April 25, 2017 @ 9:48am

Manitoba released its 2017 budget, yesterday, which includes $60 million for water infrastructure and $15 million for maintenance and preservation of water related assets. The budget also outlined the province’s intention to develop a tailored climate and environmental framework based on principles of sustainable development. “It will offer approaches to…

April 12, 2017 @ 12:35pm

The Province of Manitoba released its March flood outlook on the 24th, which stated that levels of spring flooding continue to be dependent on future weather conditions. However, the outlook also suggested that the risk of overland flooding is slightly reduced since the February outlook, though it remains moderate to…

March 29, 2017 @ 7:36am

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has made available new funding for municipalities to undertake plans and studies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and adapt to climate change and extreme weather conditions, including for flood resilience and wastewater services. Municipalities have influence over roughly half of Canada's GHG emissions,…

March 16, 2017 @ 7:56am

In Canada, overland flooding costs the Canadian economy more than any other kind of natural hazard. It is the single largest draw on the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA). In an effort to improve Canada's resiliency to flooding, the federal government has released the first of a series of guidelines…

March 07, 2017 @ 2:50pm

Manitoba has released its 2017 January Conditions Report, which indicates that 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. The province’s Infrastructure Minister, Blaine Pedersen, announced: “We…

January 30, 2017 @ 11:33am

A report from the CBC has brought to a light a poll conducted on behalf of Public Safety Canada in summer 2016, which found that 40 per cent of respondents agreed with the statement: “The government will take care of me and my home if there’s major overland flooding.” The…

January 25, 2017 @ 9:36am