Red Cross Stories : Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

Canadian Red Cross Stories

Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

Red Cross responds in aftermath of Ottawa-Gatineau tornadoes

September 22, 2018 - Devastating tornadoes have touched down in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. The Red Cross is responding on the ground.  
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Red Cross responds as floods impact communities across Canada

May 17, 2018 - The Canadian Red Cross is working with local and provincial authorities to assist thousands of people impacted by flooding in British Columbia and New Brunswick.
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Red Cross responds to extensive flooding in New Brunswick

May 03, 2018 - Across New Brunswick, residents are affected by severe spring flooding as water levels reach historic levels. The Canadian Red Cross is registering evacuees and is prepared to respond.
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Aviva presented with Canadian Red Cross 2017 Partners in Humanity Award

November 01, 2017 - For their continued commitment to working with the Canadian Red Cross in strengthening the resiliency of Canadians and communities around the world, Aviva Canada has been presented with the 2017 Partners in Humanity Award.
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Red Cross responding as B.C. wildfires force thousands from their homes

July 09, 2017 - Massive wildfires have triggered a province-wide state of emergency in British Columbia. Fast moving flames have forced thousands of people from their homes. 
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Canadian Red Cross announces $4 million to residents impacted by spring floods

May 18, 2017 - Thanks to this generosity, the Red Cross is able to provide direct financial assistance in the form of electronic cash transfers to households that have been impacted by severe flooding in Quebec and Ontario.
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Red Cross responds as floods impact communities in Quebec and across Canada

May 05, 2017 - Persistent, steady rains have put provinces including Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and British Columbia on heightened alert for flooding, putting several communities at risk.
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Recovery continues in Fort McMurray as Red Cross releases Alberta Fires One Year Report

May 03, 2017 - One year after a devastating wildfire swept through the Fort McMurray area, the Canadian Red Cross continues to support the people of Fort McMurray and area as they recover from the disaster.
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Red Cross volunteers provide care and assistance after fire destroys Quebec family’s home

January 27, 2017 - On a Sunday in October 2016, Cindy Baillargeon was stirred from her sleep by a 6 a.m. phone call.
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New Brunswick storm causes power outages; Red Cross supports shelters, warming centres

January 27, 2017 - On January 24-25, 2017, an ice storm in New Brunswick brought down hundreds of utility poles and thousands of kilometres of wires, resulting in widespread power outages initially affecting more than 133,000 homes and businesses. 
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