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Standard would help enhance flood resilience of new communities: report

September 26, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Research out of the University of Waterloo recommends a Canadian standard for new flood-resilient residential communities, one that employs almost two dozen best practices, be developed to bolster protection and reduce water-related losses. Requiring that new homes not be built

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Insured damages exceeds $124 million from Windsor August floods: CatIQ, IBC

September 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Floods in late August in Windsor, Ont. resulted in more than $124 million in losses to the industry, Insurance Bureau of Canada suggested Monday. “From August 28 – 29, a slow-moving area of low pressure produced significant rainfall over areas

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Catastrophe bonds sponsored by Florida property insurers ‘could trigger’ due to Irma claims: A.M. Best

September 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Hurricane Irma could trigger catastrophe bonds sponsored by American insurers with significant exposure in Florida, A.M. Best Company Inc. suggested in a briefing released Tuesday. The United States National Weather Service reported Wednesday that Irma is now a post-tropical cyclone

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Ontario government proposes to ‘strengthen’ conservation authorities’ flood protection role

September 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario politicians debated Monday a bill that, if passed into law, would increase the role of conservation authorities in protecting property from flooding. Provincial conservation authorities’ roles include flood and erosion control, ice management, flood forecasting and warning and drought

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Coalition urges ‘substantive reforms’ to U.S. National Flood Insurance Program

September 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

As Tropical Storm Irma moves north through Florida, a group whose members include insurers is urging American politicians to reform the National Flood Insurance Program, which expires Sept. 30. SmarterSafer announced Sept. 7 it “continues to support a reauthorization of

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Hurricane Harvey likely to be one of the costliest natural disasters on record for U.S. economy: Aon Benfield

September 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Hurricane Harvey is likely to be one of the costliest natural disasters on record for the economy of the United States, with damage from the hurricane to minimally cost tens of billions of dollars, Aon Benfield has reported. Impact Forecasting,

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Total property damage from Hurricane Harvey’s flooding estimated at between US$65-75 billion: AIR Worldwide

September 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Property losses from flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey’s record-breaking rainfall will be between US$65 billion and US$75 billion, catastrophe modelling firm AIR Worldwide estimated in a press release issued late Wednesday. The estimate includes damage to all properties

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Spring flooding in Ontario and Quebec caused more than $223 million in insured damage: CatIQ

September 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Two significant spring storm and flooding events in eastern Ontario and western Quebec resulted in more than $223 million in insured damage, according to information from Toronto-based Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ) released on Friday. Between April 5 and

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Economic losses from Hurricane Harvey could be as high as US$70-90 billion: preliminary RMS estimate

August 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Economic losses caused by wind, storm surge and inland flood from Hurricane Harvey could be as high as US$70-90 billion, according to preliminary estimates from Risk Management Solutions, Inc. (RMS). The Newark, Calif.-based global risk modelling and analytics firm said

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Government of Canada creates expert panel on climate change adaptation

August 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Canada announced on Tuesday that it is creating an expert panel on adapting to climate change. Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced the launch of the Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results in a statement from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). The expert panel will advise the federal government on measuring progress on adaptation and climate resilience to better understand how federal, provincial and territorial adaptation efforts are building Canada’s resilience to climate change, for…

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Insured losses from Harvey’s wind, storm surge as much as US$2.3 billion: AIR Worldwide

August 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Harvey-related winds and storm surge in Texas are expected to produce industry insured losses amounting to between US$1.2 billion and US$2.3 billion, AIR Worldwide reported Monday afternoon as flooding in southeastern Texas continued to strand residents and wreak havoc. Included

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Insured costs for Cyclones Debbie and Cook in New Zealand upgraded to NZ$109 million from NZ$84 million in June

August 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) has upgraded the insured costs associated with Cyclones Debbie and Cook to NZ$109 million from the NZ$84.4 million estimate in June. The two cyclones swept through New Zealand during April (Cyclone Debbie from