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Local Risks

Get Flood Ready 

Don’t wait for the water!

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in Canada, and the severity of floods is increasing. Floods can happen anywhere in Canada, at any time of year, and to anyone. No matter where you live, it’s important to take simple steps to protect your home and property against potential flood damage.

Being prepared for a flood can save money, property, and lives. Take simple steps to get Flood Ready and protect what matters most.

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Floods are typically caused by melting snow, ice jams, high lake levels, and heavy rains and thunderstorms. They can happen at any time of year and in urban and rural areas. Flash flooding can occur in rain storms or when a storm drain is plugged – often with little or no warning.

Find out what to do Before a Flood, During a Flood and After a Flood along with other important information such as:

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