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Ten Ways to Prepare for Winter Flooding

The Polar Vortex is back! Ontario (and much of North America) has been in the grip of a deep freeze, but with a sudden warm front comes a big melt. The combination of deep snow, rapidly warming temperatures and rain creates perfect conditions for winter flooding.

In 2018, insurance damage from severe weather in Canada reached $1.9 billion, most of which was due to flooding. The sudden, unpredictable shift in weather can wreak havoc and cause costly damage to properties. As a commercial property owner, property manager or homeowner, the best strategy is to take preventive measures.

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FirstOnSite Reflects on Weather Trends and Changing Attitudes Toward Disaster Preparedness

Canadian companies are more aware than ever of the dangers associated with climate change, and the risks associated with not making emergency preparations. Forward-thinking organizations are making plans to restore resources and operations when disaster occurs, and integrating the human element into the equation. Dave Demos, Chief Executive Officer, Bill Fender, Senior Vice President, Commercial Property Portfolios, and Bill Short II, Executive Vice President, Large Loss North America, spoke to Canadian Property Management about their observations and insights on what clients have done, and are doing, with their disaster planning.

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Winter Storm Alerts – 5 Ways to Prevent Property Damage

In recent years, we’ve experienced severe ice and snowstorms, deep freezes, and very high winds. Harsh winter weather can cause immediate damage to buildings. The constant buffeting of wind, build-up of snow, and thaw-freeze cycles can also create issues if left unchecked.

As a commercial property owner, property manager or homeowner, the best strategy is to take preventive measures. Follow these five tips to help protect your building from winter storms.

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FirstOnSite Commits to Enhanced Customer Experience

We are pleased to announce that Jeremy Baker has taken on the role of Lead Project Manager and acting Branch Manager for our Vancouver Island branch. He brings significant experience, a reputation for integrity and commitment to communication to our FirstOnSite Victoria team. 

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FirstOnSite Restoration Raises $6000 to Support The Spirit of Newfoundland Restoration Project

We are pleased to announce that we have raised $6,000 to support the restoration of the iconic St. John’s Masonic Temple, home to Spirit of Newfoundland.

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