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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.
Whether a result of global warming, urban expansion, or inadequate city planning, one thing is clear: the potential for water-related disasters is real. And yet, many Canadian businesses have yet to take that risk to heart.
Our EVP Large Loss North America, Billy Short II recently spoke with Canadian Facility Management and Design on some of the successes and failures he has witnessed when it comes to large losses in the commercial marketplace over the years.
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.
As spring begins to warm up many parts of Canada, bringing with it heavy rains and snow melt, homeowners need to beware of basement flooding. Fortunately, homeowners can reduce their risk of a flooded basement with simple easy steps, starting with the purchase of a $50 plumbing part. Our Executive Vice President of Branch Operations, Kevin Clarke, recently shared this tip and several others with Canadian Underwriter.
As spring approaches across Canada, flood season in is full effect. While floods can happen at any time of year, spring thaws are the most common cause of flooding and flood damage in Canada. Every year, floods cause millions of dollars in property damage.
Here are 10 ways you can protect your property against flood damage, whether you’re a commercial property owner, property manager or homeowner.