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First troops in B.C. for wildfire fight, as helicopters and Hercules plane readied

The Canadian Armed Forces says the first troops to help in British Columbia's wildfire fight have arrived in the province, with more soldiers, helicopters and a Hercules plane poised for deployment.

B.C. doles out $6M to ground search and rescue groups

For the second year in a row, the B.C. government has provided nearly $6 million for ground search and rescue groups across the province.

White House details 'extreme heat strategy' amid blistering temperatures in U.S.

Crippling heat waves are an annual fixture in the United States – but it's not every day the White House announces a detailed strategy to confront them.

Heavy rains swamp U.S. Northeast again as flash flooding claims at least 5

Heavy rains pounded an already saturated U.S. Northeast on Sunday for the second time in a week, spurring another round of flash flooding.


Opinion: A disaster is a terrible thing to waste

In our newest feature article, Scott Cameron with Emergency Management Logistics Canada encourages practitioners to build their emergency management resource lists now. » Read More...

Join us for Extreme Weather Webinar Series: Hurricanes

Join Avert and disaster and emergency management professional Perron Goodyear on July 26 at 1 p.m. ET for our Extreme Weather Webinar Series launch on hurricanes. Free to register! » Read More...

BC Search and Rescue Association inks MOU with Alzheimer Society of B.C.

The memorandum of understanding formalizes efforts to work together to reduce the risk of people living with dementia becoming lost or disoriented and requiring rescue. » Read More...

Earthquake off the Alaska coast triggers brief tsunami advisory

The earthquake was felt widely throughout the Aleutian Islands, the Alaskan Peninsula and Cook Inlet regions, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. » Read More...

South Korea searches for missing people as death toll from downpours reaches 41

Rescuers searched Tuesday for about 10 people still missing in landslides and floods caused by more than a week of torrential rains in South Korea. » Read More...

B.C. funds another 70 projects under Community Emergency Preparedness Fund

The B.C. government has earmarked another $44 million through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund for more than 70 projects in 63 communities. » Read More...


Bordering on Disaster Conference

Sept. 13-14, 2023 | Lloydminster, Alta. »

CRHNet 2023 Symposium

Oct. 24-26, 2023 | Edmonton »