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Ottawa to 'work harder' to provide relief to victims of N.S. flooding: Freeland

The federal government will pick up its pace in providing disaster relief to parts of Nova Scotia hit by recent flooding, deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland said Thursday.

Following 2013 storm, Mississauga takes lead in municipal flood resilience

It's been a decade since the 2013 flood that caused widespread damage across Mississauga, Brampton and many other parts of the Greater Toronto Area.

New report helps bring physical climate risk into institutional investing

Climate Risk Matrices – developed by the Intact Centre – identify the top climate and extreme weather risks that affect a company’s performance, and ultimately share price.

Beijing records 29 inches of rain over 5 days, its most in at least 140 years

Beijing and the surrounding province of Hebei have been hit by severe flooding because of the record rainfall, with waters rising to dangerous levels.


Opinion: How our diverse experiences can strengthen disaster response

Researchers working on gender, diversity and environment explain why they believe that to effectively address climate hazards like wildfire, we must consider the diverse experiences of people. » Read More...

Community support and lessons learned: A recap of “Hurricanes” webinar with Perron Goodyear

Avert's Extreme Weather Webinar Series launched last week with EM and Avert editorial advisory board member Perron Goodyear sharing lessons both observed and lessons learned for emergency managers. Check out our recap. » Read More...

Straight-line winds from thunderstorm wreak havoc in Ridgetown, Ont.

While a tornado was being investigated as the cause of major damage in Blenheim, weather experts believe straight-line winds were responsible for damage in the Ridgetown and East Kent area. » Read More...

Saskatchewan First Nation evacuates at-risk residents in response to wildfire smoke

The Fond du Lac Denesuline Nation says in a statement that the evacuation focused on people with compromised cardio-respiratory conditions and other health issues. » Read More...

Mobile homes turn deadly when tornadoes hit, AP analysis finds

Tornadoes in the United States are disproportionately killing more people in mobile or manufactured homes, especially in the South, The Associated Press reports. » Read More...


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