MONCTON, NB, May 8, 2012 /CNW/ - The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), with support from the City of Moncton, has retrofitted a Moncton home to reduce the risk of basement flooding. As part of the insurance industry's ongoing commitment to educate Canadian homeowners about disaster safety, ICLR has once again chosen Emergency Preparedness Week (May 6-12) to unveil its latest home retrofit project, this time in Moncton, New Brunswick.
|Where: 30 Satinwood Drive, Moncton, N.B.|
|When: Wednesday, May 16 at 11 a.m. ADT (until noon ADT)|
ICLR Manager of Resilient Communities & Research, Dan Sandink, will be on-hand to conduct a tour of the home and showcase the retrofits that have been completed. The City of Moncton's General Manager of Engineering and Environmental Services, Jack MacDonald and Alcide Richard, Director of Design and Construction, will be on-site to speak briefly and answer questions concerning the programs and resources the City has in place to help homeowners be proactive and protect their homes from flooding.
Established in 1998 by Canada's property and casualty insurers, ICLR is an independent, not-for-profit research institute based in Toronto and at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. ICLR is a centre of excellence for disaster loss prevention research and education. ICLR's research staff is internationally recognized for pioneering work in a number of fields including wind and seismic engineering, atmospheric sciences, water resources engineering and economics. Multi-disciplined research is a foundation for ICLR's work to build communities more resilient to disasters.
Situated at the geographic centre of the Maritimes, nine of New Brunswick's top tourist destinations are within an easy 1.5 hours commute from the city. Excellent beaches, with the warmest waters east of the Carolinas and world-class national parks are only a short drive away. But Moncton has much to offer on its own, with a rich blend of English and Acadian tradition that gives the city a unique cultural flair. The city's vibrant downtown, variety of festivals and great restaurants make it a great place to visit—even if you don't leave the city.
For further information:
Dan Sandink, Manager, Resilient Communities & Research, ICLR
tel. 416-364-8677, ext. 3212
Kelly Jones, Communications Officer
City of Moncton