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10 steps to take after a flood

Cleaning up after flooding in your home isn’t simple, and it can be extremely dangerous with contaminated water or damaged electrical wire; bsut there are steps you can take to minimize risk and help restore your house to your home. Here are 10 safety precautions to follow after flooding.

Red Cross responds to Hurricane Fiona in Atlantic Canada and Quebec

The Canadian Red Cross is working closely with provincial, municipal, and Indigenous governments to provide help for people, communities, and businesses that have been impacted by Fiona. Find out how we are helping and where to get help if you need it.

Red Cross and Red Crescent respond to record-breaking floods in Pakistan

Monsoon rainfall in Pakistan is causing catastrophic landslides and flash flooding across the country. The record-breaking rains are nearly three times higher than the past 30-year average and have impacted an estimated 33 million people – for scale, the population of Canada is just over 38.6 million. 

Red Cross program supports flood-impacted business in Abbotsford

On a November morning last year, as Travis looked inside his newly renovated shop, he could see the water slowly creeping higher. He was in disbelief. He had never imagined the flooding of the Nooksack River would have such a devastating impact on his property in Abbotsford.

Red Cross program helps Princeton not-for-profit repair flood-damaged building

The Princeton Family Services Society building in B.C. was damaged in the flooding and the cost of repairing their building has been a stressor. After hearing about the Canadian Red Cross’ Support to Small Businesses and Not-for-Profits Program, Jenny decided to apply for the financial assistance.
“The loss of building and then rebuilding is a huge cost to us,” emphasizes Jenny. “Help from Red Cross has really helped."

Be present and listen: Advice from a seasoned disaster responder

When Dave Schiller decided it was time to retire after 30 years as a school counsellor in London, Ontario, he was looking for his next venture. He found it with the Canadian Red Cross.
“I wanted to retire to something and not just from something,” Dave explains.

A little too close to home: a community member helps Red Cross following her evacuation

On November 14, Barb Gagnon saw flood waters come very close to her house just outside of Princeton, British Columbia. She was evacuated to a friend’s house with her dog, Daisy, and it wasn't long before she decided to roll up her sleeves “in order to keep my sanity and keep busy,” she says.

From Alberta Fire evacuee to Red Cross Responder for the B.C. Floods response

Brian Boyes is in Kamloops, British Columbia with the Canadian Red Cross as part of the logistics team at the Reception Centre for people evacuated from their homes. He knows what they are going through because he and his wife Angela were two of some 80,000 people who had to flee the wildfire that descended on Fort McMurray in 2016. 

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