Flooding in Fort McMurray

Flooding in Fort McMurray

The residents in Fort McMurray Alberta are devasted. It’s been only 4 years since the wildfires raged through their area, and now this spring, 13,000 residents were forced to evacuate as the Athabasca River overflowed. A massive ice jam measuring 24 km in length...
Floodwaters Devastate Eastern Canada – again

Floodwaters Devastate Eastern Canada – again

Ottawa/Gatineau residents watched the rising Ottawa River warily as April progressed. As the combined forces of relentless rain and melting snow continued unabated, a dreaded but anticipated state of emergency was declared on April 26, 2019 and the following day by...
Wildfires Ravage British Columbia

Wildfires Ravage British Columbia

Only a little over a year ago the Fort McMurray wildfires in Alberta made national headlines in Canada. Now, the devastating scene of forest fires is returning—this time in British Columbia. Since April, more than 820 individual fires have raged in various areas, the...
“Here come the angels”

“Here come the angels”

Because of an unusual number of floods this spring, Rapid Response teams have been exceptionally busy assisting with cleanup in three provinces: Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia. In Prince Edward County, Ontario, Rapid Response members reached out to homeowners...
Plundering Wildfires Devastate Fort McMurray

Plundering Wildfires Devastate Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray became the center of national attention in the first week of May 2016, as wildfires raged within the city of 80,000 residents. What began as a normal occurrence of a forest fire, quickly escalated into a large-scale emergency as it reached the city...