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Storm leaves more than 275,000 people without power in southern Quebec

April 9, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Hundreds of thousands of people are still without power in southern Quebec after the region was hit freezing rain and strong winds. Quebec-Hydro says the storm Monday caused branches and trees to come in contact with their network,

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Dash 8 crew erroneously thought convective activity was not a factor in Mont-Joli approach incident: TSB

August 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A combination wind shear and turbulence was one factor in a 2016 incident in Quebec in which a pilot had “temporary difficulty” controlling a Dash 8 below 2,000 feet, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said in a recent investigation

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U.S. severe weather, flooding leads to billion-dollar cost for insurance industry in January: Aon Benfield

February 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Major severe weather and flood events in the United States in January led to billion-dollar cost for the insurance industry, according to Aon Benfield’s latest Global Catastrophe Recap. The January report noted that separate major severe weather outbreaks swept across

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Storm knocks out power, closes schools in parts of Atlantic Canada

January 26, 2017 The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON – More than 80,000 customers were still without power in many parts of New Brunswick early Thursday after a blustery mix of freezing rain, ice pellets and strong winds moved through the Maritimes. NB Power said at the height

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Freezing rain causes accidents, closures in U.S. southern Plains

January 13, 2017 Jim Salter - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ST. LOUIS – A thick glaze of ice covered roads from Oklahoma to southern Illinois on Friday amid a winter storm that caused numerous wrecks, forced cancellation of schools, grounded flights and prompted dire warnings for people to stay home.

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Property Claim Services declares two cat events in Canada in Q1 2016

May 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Property Claim Services (PCS) declared two catastrophe events in Canada in the first quarter of 2016, the first time the company has designated a first-quarter event in the country since 2011. The first event, a winter storm, is still under

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March storm in Ontario tops $25 million in insured damage: CatIQ estimate

April 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The cost of insured damage caused by the ice storm that swept through southern Ontario between March 23 and 26 is estimated at more than $25 million, according to preliminary estimates provided by Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). CatIQ

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Total economic losses from March winter storm in Ontario and Quebec estimated at $130 million: Impact Forecasting

April 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Total economic losses from a winter storm in Ontario and Quebec in March were estimated to approach $130 million (US$100 million), while insurers anticipated losses well into the tens of millions in U.S. dollars, according to Impact Forecasting’s Global Catastrophe