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‘Water is the new fire,’ says the Insurance Bureau of Canada

Monday, March 5, 2018

Partners for Action was featured in the Toronto Star. P4A's Director, Shawna Peddle, shares her expert advice on the increase of extreme weather, in particular urban flooding, across the country.

Read the full article here

"We’re definitely seeing an increase in urban flooding everywhere — it’s not just Toronto, it’s everywhere across the country and it’s because we are paving over what would normally soak up the water — the water has nowhere to go. 

Even if we’re having just a little more rain than we used to, the water ends up in basements and flooding roadways, flooding parks. The weather is changing, we are seeing more rain events more often. That combined with increased development, infrastructure that’s aging, us paving over areas that used to be able to soak up the water — the result is more (flood) events and bigger losses, too."

Shawna Peddle 

P4A's Director

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