Natural Disasters Get up-to-the-minute news about hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and fires. This section also includes news related to relief efforts.

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Dec 17, 2018, 11:25 ET Federal support for 18 Alberta flood mitigation projects

EDMONTON, Dec. 17, 2018 /CNW/ - Flooding is Canada's costliest and most frequent natural disaster. Today, Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament...


Nov 30, 2018, 18:37 ET 7.0 Earthquake in Southern Alaska Caused Extensive Damage

VANCOUVER, Nov. 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Earlier today a magnitude 7.0 earthquake occurred south of Anchorage, Alaska, causing extensive damage and a brief...


Nov 29, 2018, 13:03 ET Serious Problems Still Face First Nations After Wildfire Season: Report

NADLEH WHUT'EN TERRITORY, BC, Nov. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - The Nadleh Whut'en First Nation has released a new report, Trial by Fire: Nadleh Whut'en and the...


Nov 26, 2018, 10:16 ET Quebec's youth sue the Government of Canada for its inaction on climate change

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 26, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - ENvironnement JEUnesse, represented by the firm Trudel Johnston & Lespérance, filed an application for...


Nov 26, 2018, 09:50 ET Fighting back against climate change: Canada helps create more resilient coastal communities

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - The impact that climate change has on the health and sustainability of our water resources threatens the...


Nov 25, 2018, 10:00 ET Hydro One to send approximately 20 highly skilled employees to support power grid recovery efforts in California following devastating wildfires

TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2018 /CNW/ - Hydro One announced today that it is mobilizing approximately 20 highly specialized forestry technicians to help...


Nov 16, 2018, 12:00 ET Government of Canada contributes to resilient communities in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, Nov. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Flooding is Canada's costliest and most frequent natural disaster. Today, Joyce Murray, Member of Parliament for...


Nov 15, 2018, 15:45 ET Severe windstorm leaves thousands without power in Newfoundland and Labrador: IBC provides tips to homeowners

ST. JOHN'S, Nov. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Heavy winds in the Atlantic provinces over the last 48 hours left thousands of households without power. This...


Nov 13, 2018, 11:20 ET Media Advisory - Ministers Goodale and Letto to make a funding announcement

OTTAWA, Nov. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency...


Nov 06, 2018, 06:00 ET Windstorm in Atlantic provinces leaves thousands without power

HALIFAX, Nov. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - Heavy rain and wind in the Atlantic provinces this weekend left thousands of households without power, mostly in New...


Oct 30, 2018, 00:00 ET Winning Developer Solutions Announced in Inaugural Call for Code Global Challenge to Mitigate Effects of Natural Disasters

Call for Code Founding Partner IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Creator David Clark Cause, together with Charitable Partners United Nations Human Rights and the...


Oct 26, 2018, 12:46 ET The GTA multi ethnic Christian Community will hold a Music Festival this Saturday, to celebrate Faith and Freedom and in support of the people affected by the Tornado in Ottawa

TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Prayer and financial support is still needed to address extensive damage to houses and properties after the tornado...


Oct 26, 2018, 10:31 ET Sulawesi Earthquake & Tsunami: One month on from the disaster, thousands of children still homeless, out-of-school and in need of humanitarian support

PALU, Indonesia, Oct. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Almost a month after a deadly earthquake and tsunami struck Palu and the surrounding areas of the northwestern ...


Oct 23, 2018, 09:21 ET Insurance Bureau of Canada teams up with Ottawa Symphony Orchestra to honour tornado first responders

OTTAWA, Oct. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is pleased to support the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra's (OSO's) upcoming 3D StringTheory ...


Oct 23, 2018, 08:00 ET President Bill Clinton Joins Call for Code as Finalists Revealed Ahead of Global Prize Celebration

Call for Code Founding Partner IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Creator David Clark Cause today announced the five developer teams whose projects will compete for ...


Oct 22, 2018, 15:40 ET Ottawa-Gatineau Tornadoes Cause $295 Million in Insured Damage

OTTAWA, Oct. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - Severe weather across Canada continues to highlight the financial costs of climate change to consumers and taxpayers....


Oct 22, 2018, 08:00 ET One month on: Red Cross continues to support needs following Ottawa-Gatineau tornadoes

Additional Red Cross financial aid available for impacted residents OTTAWA, Oct. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - One month ago, residents in the Ottawa-Gatineau...


Oct 18, 2018, 08:30 ET Insurance Industry & Calgary Chamber of Commerce launch tool to prepare small businesses for disasters

CALGARY, Oct. 18, 2018 /CNW/ - Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) launched a new, one-of-a-kind tool to help businesses prepare for natural disasters....


Oct 16, 2018, 10:36 ET UNICEF announces arrival of education material for Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami affected communities

JAKARTA, Indonesia and GENEVA, Oct. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Today UNICEF announced the arrival of 30 tonnes of emergency education materials including 65...


Oct 12, 2018, 15:14 ET Governments of Canada and Ontario announce funding for flood mitigation project

SUDBURY, ON, Oct. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Flooding is Canada's costliest and most frequent natural disaster. Today, Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for...


Oct 11, 2018, 14:19 ET Vancouver Island company to advance aerospace innovation and firefighting technology

Investment helps create up to 15 new high-value, local jobs and global opportunities PORT ALBERNI, BC, Oct. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - Canadians will benefit...


Oct 11, 2018, 10:23 ET Mitsubishi Chemical America donates $50,000 to help those impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael

In support of those impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, Mitsubishi Chemical America, Inc. (MCA) has donated $50,000 to support the American...


Oct 11, 2018, 10:05 ET Indonesia: UNICEF appeals for US$26.6 million to support emergency response and early recovery for children in Sulawesi and Lombok

JAKARTA and GENEVA, Oct. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - UNICEF launched today a combined emergency and recovery appeal to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of...


Oct 11, 2018, 09:50 ET Unifor supports Indonesia disaster relief with $70,000 donation

TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - Unifor is supporting Oxfam and Save the Children's disaster relief efforts in Indonesia with a combined $70,000...


Oct 05, 2018, 10:25 ET UNICEF supports authorities in identifying separated and unaccompanied children in tsunami-affected areas

JAKARTA, Oct. 5 2018 /CNW/ - UNICEF and a team of social workers from the Ministry of Social Affairs have started the process of identifying...