Federal Flood Ready Initiative

The Government of Canada has launched Flood Ready, a public awareness campaign that seeks to encourage Canadians to better understand flood risks and adopt measures to mitigate flooding. Flooding is currently one of the most frequent and costly natural disasters, and one that can severely disrupt the safety and economic stability of Canadian communities.

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale announced the launch of the initiative in November 2016. The ‘Flood Ready’ campaign intends to encourage Canadians to learn about overland flooding and the damage it can cause, become part of the solution, and take steps to protect their homes and communities.  To accomplish these goals, the ‘Flood Ready’ webpage includes the following resources:

  • Overview of overland flooding;
  • Reasons to be ‘Flood Ready’;
  • Quiz on flood risks;
  • Step-by-step guide on improving home and community safety;
  • Proactive measures to improve flood-readiness around one’s property;
  • Information regarding community flood planning steps, tools and government programs (e.g. National Disaster Mitigation Program).

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