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Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador fund flood mitigation projects

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador - Flooding is Canada’s costliest and most frequent natural disaster. the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced close to $1 million in federal funding to Newfoundland and Labrador under the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) for three flood risk mapping projects.
 
Minister Goodale was joined by the Honourable Graham Letto, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, who announced close to $1 million in matching provincial funding for these projects.
 
This funding will support three mapping projects:
  • Dam Break Flood Inundation Mapping of Municipal Water Supply Dams;
  • Humber River Communities Climate Change Flood Risk Mapping Study, and;
  • Exploits River Communities Climate Change Flood Risk Mapping Study. The funding will also be used to update the Badger Ice Progression Flood Warning Model.
The maps will help guide emergency planning and responses, as well as inform advice to property owners, municipal planning, real estate development, construction design requirements, and climate change adaptation.
 
The Government of Canada is committed to working with provincial and territorial partners on a disaster relief approach that will allow us to better identify, plan for, and reduce the impact of weather-related emergencies and natural disasters on Canadians.
Source : Government of Canada