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10 Ways to Protect Your Property from Hurricane Damage

Canada’s hurricane season spans June to November. With three storms hitting hurricane status already in 2018, with warm ocean temperatures, it’s predicted September will be the most conducive to hurricane formation.

Here are 10 ways you can minimize a hurricane’s impact on your property, whether you’re a commercial property owner, property manager or homeowner. When preparing for a hurricane, it’s essential to consider all the dangerous weather conditions a hurricane can bring.

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11 Steps to Take when Fire and Smoke Damage your Property

The most common causes of fires are cooking accidents, smoking (a leading cause of both home and wild fires), heating equipment, electrical appliances, candles, children playing with fire, faulty wiring and flammable liquids. Commercial and residential property is also at risk when a nearby building catches fire and during wildfire season.

When a fire occurs, it can result in both primary and secondary damage to property.

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Disaster Preparedness

Spring 2018 is proving to be unpredictable. Many parts of Canada are warming up, others are freezing over again and thawing, or experiencing heavy rains and winds. Our Vice-President, National Broker and Lloyd’s Portfolio, Lindsay Donelson, recently spoke with CI Top Broker on some of the ways brokers can help.

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One-in-five Canadian households are at a high risk of flooding.

In 2017, floods caused over $590 million in insured damage across Canada (excluding government and the uninsured) and that approximately one-in-five Canadian households are at a high risk of flooding.

Our Senior Project Manager, Large Loss North America, Jim Mandeville, spoke with Global News about ways to be prepared.

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Property Winter Storm Tips

This winter has brought severe weather to many parts of Canada – major storms, heavy snowfalls, and plunging temperatures across most of the country. Harsh winter weather takes a toll on buildings. If the full extent of winter damage goes undetected until spring, the result can be additional issues and costly repairs.

Whether you’re a commercial property owner, property manager or homeowner, your best defence against winter storm damage is knowing the danger zones and how to protect and restore your property.

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