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Parts of Wisconsin, Illinois recovering from flooding; 6,800 buildings affected in Illinois

July 14, 2017 Ivan Moreno - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BURLINGTON, Wis. – Flooding in the Midwest closed roadways and knocked out power to thousands, including a suburban Chicago hospital that was forced to close, but residents in the Wisconsin city of Burlington appeared upbeat even as portions of streets

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Ontario-based Pen Underwriting Canada launches cyber insurance product

February 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Burlington, Ont.-based Pen Underwriting Canada Limited announced on Wednesday that it has created a comprehensive cyber solution to respond to the “increasing threat that cybercrime poses for corporations.” Backed by A+ rated capacity, the specialist cyber product is designed for

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Burlington, Airdrie city officials share lessons from 2014 weather disasters

February 2, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

A rain storm in Burlington, Ont. during the summer of 2014 prompted officials from the upper tier of municipal government to take measures to address flood risk on homeowners’ properties, a speaker told insurance professionals at a conference Thursday. On

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ICLR to host workshop on Halton, Ont.’s basement flooding mitigation program

October 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be hosting a workshop in late November on a basement flooding mitigation program in Ontario’s Halton Region. Recovering from the Flood: Halton’s Basement Flooding Mitigation Program will be held on Friday, Nov.

Blair Feltmate, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment and Chair, Climate  Change Adaptation Project (Canada), University of Waterloo
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Testing the Waters

September 3, 2016 Blair Feltmate, Head, Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, University of Waterloo

The average cost of a basement flood claim in Canada in 2014 was a hefty $20,537. With severe weather continuing, related flooding and the associated costs are sure to continue absent preventive measures being taken. Those measures will be put to the test as part of the first pilot project of the Home Adaptation Assessment Program.

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Ontario, City of Burlington support Home Adaptation Assessment Program pilot launch

August 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Burlington, Ont. will serve as the pilot site for Intact Centre on Climate Change’s (ICCA) Home Adaptation Assessment Program (HAAP), meant to enhance homeowner awareness of how to reduce flood-related damage and limit the level of losses seen during events