Flooding

CondoEmergency

CondoBusiness

Preparing for common condo emergencies

Warmer months are a great time to reassess disaster readiness for “predictable” condo emergencies. The time to start preparing for these risks is always now
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Canadian Property Management

Preparing for the Storm

Severe flooding in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario due to snowmelt and rain has turned a national spotlight on the impact of extreme weather events.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

TSSA gives residents fuel safety tips

The province’s fuels-safety regulator is advising residents and property managers of important fuel-related safety tips as they work to recover from devasting flooding.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

In deep water

Extreme weather events are directly impacting the cost of residential property insurance, but there are ways to keep rising costs at bay.
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Canadian Property Management

When it rains, it pours

On Aug. 7, 2018, 45 minutes of torrential rain caused extensive flooring within the Greater Toronto Area. With stormwater systems overwhelmed and property damages climbing, FirstOnSite Restoration was soon called to action.
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Canadian Property Management

FirstOnSite’s 2018 in Review

2018 was a year of ever-increasing awareness for both companies like FirstOnSite and its clients due to disastrous weather causing emergency clean-up.
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REMI Network

Insurance industry unprepared for extreme weather

As historic flooding devastates communities in NB and BC, new research reveals the insurance industry hasn’t considered climate change in their practices.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Keeping Your Company Afloat After a Flood

Whether a result of global warming, urban expansion or inadequate city planning, the potential for water-related disasters like floods is real.
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REMI Network

Tool helps retailers assess natural disaster damage

Retail facility managers have a new tool to assess the status of stores following a natural disaster.
FirstOnSite

Canadian Property Management

FirstOnSite – 2017 in Review

It's been a milestone year for FirstOnSite Restoration.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Restoring power to electrical systems post flood

Flooding heightens the risk of occupational electrical-related fatalities and injuries when restoring power to electrical systems.
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Canadian Property Management

Research challenges current green roof standards

Flooding is giving rise to new research on how green roof performance metrics can better manage water capacity.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

How to plan for summer floods in Canada

The way to best protect properties from summer flooding is to develop and follow a well-thought out disaster plan, customized to the facility's location.
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REMI Network

Water damage standard gets French version

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has released a French translation of its water damage restoration standard.
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

Green infra’s impact on flooding underrated

More performance data on the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure in extreme weather events is needed as it may be more effective than thought.
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CondoBusiness

In the Wake of a Flood

On July 8, 2013, the GTA was hit was with a torrential rainstorm. Flood damage was deemed the province’s most expensive natural disaster by the
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

Infrastructure grapples with climate change

Sustainable leaders in the industry are encouraging municipalities and building owners to grapple with climate change and protect the value of assets.