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14 december 2021

14:04
Fannie Mae  is reminding homeowners and renters impacted by the recent tornadoes in communities across Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi of available mortgage assistance and disaster relief options. Under Fannie Mae's...

13:36
American Legion National Commander Paul E. Dillard issued the following statement concerning last week's outbreak of tornadoes that impacted eight states:...

09:43
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is aware of the vast devastation caused by the deadly tornadoes that swept through multiple states over the weekend. As affected communities endure power losses, the CPSC urges consumers to take...

09:28
At least 22 tornadoes tore through six states this weekend leaving devastation in their wake. Through Arkansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee, thousands are without heat, water or electricity. Across Kentucky, some 26,000...

08:00
The Home Depot Foundation announced a commitment of up to $1 million to support immediate disaster relief and long-term recovery efforts in the communities impacted by the devastating tornado outbreak across the central United States. This new...


13 december 2021

18:42
Hydro One crews have restored power to more than 483,500 customers affected by one of the most significant wind storms in recent years. This weekend, customers across southern, central and eastern Ontario faced extreme winds of more than 100km/h that...

12:18
At the urgent request of the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS), the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is mobilizing its disaster response teams to provide critical support for animals impacted by the devastating...

08:00
Lowe's today announced that it will donate $1 million to support immediate relief and recovery efforts after tornadoes cut through Kentucky and the nation's heartland, causing catastrophic and unprecedented damage. The $1 million donation will assist...

00:01
A new report from First Street Foundation and global engineering and consulting firm Arup provides new insights for communities at risk of flooding. While previous studies by First Street Foundation have provided flood risk data for individual...


12 december 2021

13:55
Roughly 24 hours after devastating tornadoes ripped through four states, the American Red Cross is beginning its work to support large relief efforts to help those most affected, as well as supplying blood products to area hospitals in need....


11 december 2021

15:00
This morning, Samaritan's Purse deployed disaster response teams to Mayfield, Kentucky and Monette, Arkansas in response to the deadly tornadoes that spawned overnight. The storm system created widespread devastation across six states. Search and...

14:31
The Salvation Army has activated its Emergency Disaster Services personnel to meet the immediate needs of survivors and first responders affected by a stream of tornados. A strong and deadly storm system crossed six states ? Arkansas, Missouri,...


10 december 2021

17:50
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, travelled to British Columbia to meet with B.C. farmers and hear how the recent extreme flooding and landslide events in the province have impacted farm operations, families...


9 december 2021

19:10
Definity Financial Corporation ("Definity") releases estimate of the financial impact on Definity arising from flooding in British Columbia....

16:45
The recent flooding in southern British Columbia is now estimated to have caused $450 million in insured damage, according to preliminary estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ)....

10:00
Today, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) opened nominations for the 2022 National Weatherperson of the Year Award. The annual honor recognizes an outstanding weatherperson for leadership in promoting disaster safety and...


6 december 2021

18:36
Today, AARP Pennsylvania announced new disaster relief funding from AARP Foundation to support victims of Hurricane Ida. The 2021 grant of $200,000 will be given to the SeniorLAW Center to provide direct assistance to older Pennsylvanians in the...

14:50
On Friday, December 10, 2021, at 9 am Atlantic Standard Time, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold an in-person briefing on the civil rights implications of the federal response and impact of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico. The investigation...

09:00
ServiceMaster DSI, the nation's largest owner and operator of ServiceMaster Franchises, has announced the acquisition of a new corporate office in Tampa, Fla. This office will continue to provide disaster restoration services to home and business...


3 december 2021

15:26
Teamsters Canada, Teamsters Joint Councils 36, 52, 90 and 91 will donate a total of $200,000 to the Canadian Red Cross for flood relief in British Columbia. After devastating forest fires last September, British Columbia is now experiencing historic...

11:41
Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Lana Popham, British Columbia's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries held a virtual roundtable with B.C.'s agricultural sector yesterday to listen to their concerns...


2 december 2021

11:30
Today, the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) presented Elizabeth Gulick, Vice President, Catastrophe Experience at USAA, with the prestigious Board Member of the Year Award in recognition of her outstanding leadership and dedication to the...

08:00
The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is excited to announce its selection with the Houston-Galveston Area Council's (H-GAC) Cooperative purchasing program HGACBuy to provide local governments with disaster planning and recovery...


1 december 2021

09:00
Delos Insurance Solutions, a catastrophe insurance managing general agency (MGA) with a specialty in California wildfire-related risks, today announced that its seed funding round has closed. The $5.3 million round, led by IA Capital along with...


30 november 2021

15:00
The flooding in British Columbia and Eastern Canada is having a devastating impact on many Canadians and businesses. The CRA understands that at this time, the safety and well-being of loved ones is the primary concern for those affected. The CRA...

13:21
Aviso Wealth Inc. is partnering with Vancity to support relief organizations working to help Abbotsford, Merritt, Princeton and other British Columbia communities dealing with the devastating impact of severe rainfall, flooding and mudslides. Aviso...

09:39
Heavy rains have caused significant flooding, forced evacuations, and washed out highways across Atlantic Canada, including in Cape Breton and Newfoundland. As insurers serve as "second responders" in the recovery period after catastrophe strikes,...

06:59
West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. ("West Fraser" or the "Company") announced today that in response to the flooding situation in British Columbia it is providing the following update on operating conditions and does not anticipate providing another update...

04:00
First Onsite Property Restoration (First Onsite), one of North America's largest disaster recovery and restoration providers for commercial enterprises, has acquired Kauai Restoration & Cleaning, Inc., a Lihue, H.I. based water restoration,...


29 november 2021

16:05
As the extreme flooding continues to affect British Columbia, Gore Mutual Insurance Company (Gore Mutual) is donating $150,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts in the province. The funds will go towards the Canadian Red...

10:00
Insurance companies have professional adjustors representing their best interests, but what about when that negatively affects a small business with a legitimate claim? A. Schoeneman is there to be the claim adjustor advocating for small...

08:00
Minerva Intelligence Inc.  ("Minerva" or the "Company"), an artificial intelligence software company focused on building decision support tools for climate risk, mineral exploration and mining, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a...


26 november 2021

22:00
Throughout British Columbia and in other parts of the country, floods, landslides, wildfires, and extreme weather conditions are affecting the lives and livelihoods of thousands of Canadians. Climate change is a real and serious threat to our...

07:00
Note: All times local Montréal, Quebec 8:45 a.m. The Prime Minister will meet with the Mayor of Montréal, Valérie Plante. Montréal City Hall 155, rue Notre-Dame Est Notes for media: Open coverage of remarks at the beginning of the meeting Media are...


25 november 2021

22:17
Note: All times local Montréal, Quebec 8:45 a.m. The Prime Minister will meet with the Mayor of Montréal, Valérie Plante. Montréal City Hall 155, rue Notre-Dame Est Notes for media: Open coverage of remarks at the beginning of the meeting Media are...

16:32
Taiga Building Products Ltd. ("Taiga" or the "Company") is announcing that it is donating $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of the victims of flooding in BC's lower mainland.  Co-CEO, Russ Permann commented, "Not only are we headquartered...


24 november 2021

21:27
The Government of Canada continues to take action to support the transportation system of British Columbia after the recent floods. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Minister of Emergency Preparedness, the...

08:00
On June 30, 2021, the Village of Lytton in British Columbia suffered a devastating and rapid-spreading wildfire. The fire killed two people, burned down 90 per cent of the village, destroyed over 100 properties, and ruined almost 40 homes in the...


23 november 2021

14:49
With a month's worth of rainfall within 24 hours, the situation in British Columbia is dire, impacting transportation infrastructure, personal shelter and access to the necessities. With many areas unable to access much-needed resources, PepsiCo...

09:00
Canadian Pacific announced today that it will donate $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support the 2021 British Columbia Floods and Extreme Weather appeal. "While working tirelessly to restore our rail network, we have never lost sight of the...


22 november 2021

14:30
An unprecedented survey of the mental health and well-being of journalists across Canada is being extended because of the flooding emergency in British Columbia. The Taking Care Survey - the most extensive study of its kind ever conducted in Canada -...

14:12
As the frequency, intensity, and economic fallout from natural disasters continues to rise, employees are fast-emerging as an influential force driving their companies' disaster philanthropy efforts. Nearly two-thirds of companies surveyed say...


21 november 2021

10:36
The Honourable Bill Blair, President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, the Honourable Carla...


20 november 2021

14:18
The devastating floods in British Columbia have not only jeopardized and displaced the lives of countless Canadians but have also affected Canada's supply chain. Ensuring that essential goods reach Canadian households in a timely fashion, and that...


19 november 2021

19:57
To help British Columbian homeowners facing worry and uncertainty as they navigate the emerging situation in the province, Aviva Canada announced today that it will be providing its homeowner customers with a one-time payment of $2,500 for those who...

15:25
After severe rainfall and floods suddenly impacted the lives of many British Columbians this week, Toyota has announced it is donating $115,000 to Canadian Red Cross to support relief efforts in the affected communities....

12:31
CIBC announced today it is donating $50,000 to support disaster relief efforts in British Columbia, following the devastation of this week's rainfall and flooding which has displaced thousands and impacted the province's infrastructure....

10:05
Kettle, the reinsurance startup that uses advanced deep learning to better protect people from the growing risks associated with climate change, such as California's wildfires, today announced it has been reinsuring homes during the 2021 wildfire...

09:00
As catastrophic flooding and landslides put communities underwater and force thousands from their homes, a Samaritan's Purse team is on its way to help British Columbia residents. At the invitation of the city of Abbotsford, our team is setting up...

07:00
Village Farms International, Inc. ("Village Farms" or the "Company") today reported that the Delta, British Columbia operations of both Pure Sunfarms (cannabis) and Village Farms Fresh (produce) have not incurred any disruption from the severe...

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