I recent completed a small research project that looked at how ‘safe’ Atlantic Canada was from the perspective of a data centre. I looked at things like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and other natural and potentially man made disasters.
Overall, this is a pretty benign region for such things. We get long, cold winters but relatively few power outages. We get very few ‘acts of God’ type disasters.
But Fredericton does once in a while have some serious flooding. They said on the news the worst since 1973.
This has limited implications for economic development – just don’t put your data centre or anything else close to the river – but it is a reminder that even in little old NB – we can get hammered by Mother Nature. Good luck in Freddy Beach. Remember that the river does you far more good than harm.