Flooding is Canada's costliest and most frequent natural disaster and communities are looking for solutions to mitigate the costs and damages caused by flooding to businesses and residences, said Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada in a news release.
Of the 61 projects announced:
- 10 will provide funding for the completion of risk assessments to inform flood risks for a total of $803,502 in federal funding;
- 18 will help communities identify specific impacts of a flood event on structures and people through the development of flood maps and models for a total of $1,660,138 in federal funding;
- 13 will help communities plan to mitigate against future flood events for a total of $2,019,829;
- 7 will fund small-structural mitigation projects for a total of $2,062,487 in federal funding; and
- 13 will fund non-structural mitigation projects for a total of $1,212,319 in federal funding.
Through the recently released Emergency Management Strategy for Canada, the federal government is working with the provinces and territories to identify, plan for and reduce the impact of weather-related emergencies and natural disasters on Canadians, the release said.