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Flood season is here; are you ready?

I had no idea how damaging water was to a house until I saw my parent’s home in Burlington flooded a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, while spring brings flowers and warmth, it also brings increased risk of flooding due to melting snow and precipitation. In Canada, it is one of the most common disasters so take a few minutes to learn how to be prepared for flood season.

Getting ready for flood season

Floods are one of the most common disasters in Canada – and one of the most costly. While springtime means finally hanging up that parka and retiring the snow shovel for now, warmer weather also means that it’s flooding season for many Canadians. Here's how to prepare and how to stay safe.  

Photo of the Day: learning to respond to emergencies in Nicaragua

This week the Nicaraguan Red Cross conducted a training with their staff and volunteers in organizing and operating Emergency Operations Centres. 

Round-up: Updates from Indonesia and Lesotho

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.

Climate change: Emergencies and disasters in Canada

A changing climate causes an increase in volatile conditions that play a part in severe weather and natural disasters. Serious winter storms, heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, and flooding are some of the adverse weather and disasters we’ve seen in Canada – climate change can increase the likelihood of these, and in some cases, increase the severity as well.
 

Quake wake up in British Columbia

Earthquakes don’t come with built in warning systems. For millions of people in many of B.C.’s largest cities, Tuesday’s quake was a wake up call. What will yours be?

In review: Our top blog posts of 2015

Time sure does fly, it feels like just yesterday we were ringing in 2015 and now 2016 is right around the corner. We’re taking a moment to look back on some of our favourite blog posts from 2015, with topics ranging from staying safe during floods, to Ebola, to how technology is helping refugees and more.

House fire safety tips

House fires are one of the most common emergencies experienced by Canadians in their home - and many of these fires occur in the winter months. Taking proper precautions can help prevent fires, and can help keep you and your family safe in the event of a house fire.

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