In a recent interview, a retired Meteorologist, Jim Abraham, said Canada needs a national flood warning system to protect its citizens from the events in NS. The floods in Nova Scotia claimed four people’s lives, including two children.
Quebec and Ontario, provinces that see more flooding, have their own flooding system in place, but Nova Scotia, which doesn’t see as much flooding, hasn’t invested money in such a system.
Also, Abraham said no provinces issue flash flood warnings, which is essential.
The United States has had a flood system in place all the way back to the 1950s. According to the U.S. National Weather Service, their flood warning system aims to warn citizens of a potential flood one hour in advance. They also stated that the real danger is when a flash flood occurs. This is because, with a flash flood, conditions can change rapidly. It’s what Jim Abraham also said in his interview. Something has to be done.
Canada has nothing in place nationally regarding protecting people from potential floods.
According to the interview, Jim Abraham said the situation in Nova Scotia was tragic, and a proper system could warn and educate people.
It could make a big difference.
But what do you think?