Flooding’s in Canada: Why do Canadian cities seem so vulnerable to flooding’s across the country? (Abstract)
by Maximum98 on December 7, 2017 - 9:29am
Throughout the semester, I have been working on recapping news articles that have been talking about natural disasters that have been happening in North America. More specifically, I have been talking about flooding’s in Canada. This research paper will attempt to figure out what can cause these major flooding’s because, in Canada, flooding’s are the number 1 natural disaster and it is needed for us to know what can cause this so we can attempt to find solutions to prevent these from happening. The structure of the paper itself will first introduce the topic itself, then it will go and detail one at a time the two arguments that will be given in the introduction, and finally will be finished at the end with a conclusion and some hypothesis on what solution can be brought to help in the prevention phase. The two major arguments that explain these flooding’s are the rapidly changing weather conditions and the location of the floods.
It was found that heavy and sudden rainfall like in the 2014 floods in the Canadian prairies can lead to a major flooding. The findings also show that the melting of the snow when temperatures suddenly rise can rise the water levels and start flooding's near the shore line. Other findings include the notion that is a town is located very near a river or a coast line, then the dangers of floods in the area rise due to their proximity to the water. An example of this would be the flood that happen in May of 2017 in Pierrefonds-Roxboro.
To conclude, the main arguments that could explain the flooding’s in Canada are the changing weather conditions and the location of the flood. With that in mind, some solutions like creating government organizations that attempt to solve the problem like the NDMP or trying to locate the town further away from the coast could help in preventing these floods and reduce damages by the waters by a good amount.