Archive for October, 2018

Understanding Winter Storm Warnings, Watches and Advisories

In February 2018, British Columbia’s South Coast confronted surprising amounts of snow, startling residents accustomed to the region’s calmer winter weather. Twenty centimetres of the fluffy white precipitation snarled traffic, closed schools and was followed quickly by another storm.  [...]

We Seldom Think About a Wildfire Until It Happens

Given fuel, oxygen and a heat source, wildfires can rapidly grow into enormous, hungry beasts with terrifying power and seemingly vicious intent. Large wildfires concoct private weather systems, roaring with self-propelled winds of nearly 200 kilometres per hour that fan flames further. Their[...]

Fast and Furious Tornadoes – Best Steps Now and Then

The month of September in Ontario and Quebec proved to be an unusually violent one: six tornadoes touched down, inflicting injuries, power outages and structural damage. Many believe that twisters are rare in Canada, but recent research suggests they’re more common than experts thought. The[...]

How North Carolina Suffered but Survived During Florence

Hurricane Florence struck North Carolina in the United States as a deceptively destructive category one storm on September 14, 2018. Crashing ashore near coastal Wilmington, North Carolina, the tempest lingered across the state for days. Towns submerged beneath high storm surges and epic rainfall[...]

Time to Update Your Company’s Emergency Preparedness Plan

Emergencies can happen anytime, any place. If there is a fire, a safety incident, or another emergency at your company, what happens next?   Emergencies are always stressful, so an educated team that is prepared for next steps can make the entire experience safer and prevent the risk of[...]