Overall Green alert Flood for Canada
in Canada

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Flood Canada can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1101677
Death: 1
Displaced: 200
Countries: Canada
From - To 23 Sep - 25 Sep

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Hurricane Fiona, Eastern Canada, Late September 2022Environment Canada said Fiona made landfall as a category-2 hurricane strength (maximum Sustained wind speeds of 165 km/h) post-tropical cyclone Near whitehead, located 28 km southwest of the town of Canso, Nova Scotia, early 24 September. Environment Canada said the storm generated damaging winds, torrential rainfall, large waves and destructive storm surge. Impacts of the storm were reported across the provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Quebec. Thousands of households were left without power. A state of local emergency was declared in the Cape Breton regional municipality. Channel-Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, was the worst affected, with reports of around 10 buildings swept into the sea by storm surge. At least 2 people were reported missing as a result. One of those missing was later rescued. The body of the second person was found on 25 September 2022. Around 200 people in the town were displaced. Environment Canada reported waves of 5 to 8 metres some waves reaching 16 metres over eastern sections of the gulf. Several locations saw more than 100 mm of rain and wind gusts of more than 170 km/h. Storm surge and high waves combined to increase costal water levels to record highs on 24 September in Escuminac, New Brunswick (2.82 metres above chart datum, with a previous record 2.47), and at Channel-Port aux Basques (2.75 metres with a previous record 2.71).Mon 26 Sep 2022FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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Talking the Tropics With Mike: Intense Ian landfall on the SW coast of ... 2022-09-28T17:54+0200.

** FIRST ALERT! ** - Anyone living in - or traveling to - Florida & the Southeast U.S. should stay up to date on the latest forecast as Ian moves through the Eastern Gulf of Mexico & then to Florida. A reminder to NOT focus too much on the
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What kind of damages caused by Fiona will be covered by insurance?2022-09-28T16:21+0200.

The total cost of damages caused by post-tropical storm Fiona is yet to be determined but estimated insurable losses in Atlantic Canada could be in the hundreds of millions. According to DBRS Morningstar, a credit rating agency, , a record
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Hurricane Fiona set to hit Britain with thundery showers and icy gales2022-09-28T14:56+0200.

Meanwhile, heavy rain across eastern regions yesterday led the Met Office to issue a series of flood alerts across coastal communities. They stretched from Essex through Norfolk to Yorkshire and Co Durham. Yet despite the downpours Thame
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Ian now a Category 4 hurricane as it approaches southwestern Florida2022-09-28T13:15+0200.

Forecasters say Hurricane Ian has become an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm as it approaches Florida's west coast. The. U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Ian was centred about 100 kilometres west-southwest of Naples at 6 a.m
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (34), (2), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),