HazBlog-004: Mapping Loss and Recovery of Canada’s Costliest Disaster – the 2016 Horse River Fire

Fort McMurray, Alberta. The numbers are staggering: 1,500,000 acres, 88,000 evacuees, 2,400 homes lost, $9.5 billion CAD in direct and indirect losses. The fire was detected May 1, 2016 in forest lands some 7 km southwest of Fort McMurray. Canadian officials understood severe fire conditions were present and had helicopter crews surveying the area whenContinue reading “HazBlog-004: Mapping Loss and Recovery of Canada’s Costliest Disaster – the 2016 Horse River Fire”