TEXT ON SCREEN: Be Flood Ready: Impacts
Narrator: Did you know that Canadians are experiencing disasters such as floods more often now than ever before?
A flooded street with a recycling bin floating.
Narrator: Flooding in Canada has increased 300% since the 1960s and it is the most frequent natural disaster in Canada.
A flooded street with water flowing over several cars.
TEXT ON SCREEN: Flooding has increased 300% since the 1960's
A bridge with a river surging underneath, almost overflowing.
Narrator: And they aren't just getting more frequent — they're getting more dangerous, too.
A map with Canada highlighted. Water droplets appear on the map to show where severe floods occurred.
Narrator: The five most destructive floods in Canadian history happened between 2010 and 2020, with yet another devastating flood hitting B.C. in fall 2021.
5 of the water droplets are brought to the front of the screen and change colour, as the map of Canada disappears from the background.
Narrator: But many Canadians still haven't taken steps to protect themselves or their properties.
The water droplets split, so now there are 10 of them in front of a white background. Two of them change colour to a lighter blue.
Narrator: 2 in 10 homes are at risk of flooding.
The droplets morph into the number 6%.
Narrator: Only 6 percent of those homeowners are aware of it.
6 droplets appear one after the other beside the large "6%"
Narrator: No matter what part of the country you live in, flooding can happen to you.
A streetcar in a city, with heavy rain coming down.
A flooded residential community.
Narrator: Don't wait for the water. Find out your flood risk and take simple steps to prevent flooding from damaging your home.
TEXT ON SCREEN: Don't wait for the water! Canada.ca/Flood-Ready.