Top 10 weather stories of 2011: From Manitoba flooding to Goderich's tornado - Canada - CBC News: Top 10 weather stories of 2011: From Manitoba flooding to Goderich's tornado
Environment Canada's top stories range from disastrous floods in Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan to record low Arctic sea ice
CBC News Posted: Dec 22, 2011 10:09 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 22, 2011 10:49 AM ET
Snowstorms, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes — Canada bore the brunt of all these weather systems during 2011, and Environment Canada's Dave Phillips has also included them in the top 10 weather stories of the year...
Thursday, December 22, 2011
This is a good reminder for emergency preparedness teams - are we doing all we can to protect vulnerable infants during emergencies and evacuations in the developed world? Many of our most vulnerable infants are living in isolated First Nations communities with questionable water supplies. Even wealthy communities are not well prepared for infant feeding needs during evacuations. Researchers say we need more specific preparation lists for parents of young infants, especially those feeding infant formula, and the amount of fresh clean water needed is often underestimated. See this Human Milk News post from earlier this year: Natural Disasters in Canada - are we doing enough to protect infants?