Canadians are unprepared for natural hazards. Here’s what we can do about it:

By  Eva Angelyna (Evalyna) Bogdan and Rachel Krueger Over the last year, Canada has made important progress toward making it easier for people to determine if they’re at risk from natural hazard disasters. But many people across the country still lack awareness about the risks they face and the steps they can take to prepare for them. The summer of 2023 has been marked by record-breaking wildfires, floods and heat waves across Canada. As natural hazards and extreme weather events increase in frequency and severity across the country, there’s no shortage of educational initiatives aimed at helping Canadian households and communities learn about and prepare for these risks. The 2023 federal government budget proposed $15.3 million to create a publicly accessible online portal where Canadians can access information about their…

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