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West Virginia Governor calls special legislative session to address “unprecedented” June flood costs

September 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Earl Ray Tomblin, the Governor of West Virginia, announced on Friday an extraordinary session of the state legislature to address the state’s share of costs associated with flooding in late June of this year. “The June flooding was unprecedented in

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Estimated $66 million in insured damage from severe summer storms in southern Prairies: IBC, CatIQ

September 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Recent severe storms that swept through the southern Prairies – producing heavy rainfall, large hail, high winds, tornadoes and extreme lightning – are estimated to result in insured damage topping $66 million. The damage estimate released by Insurance Bureau of

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Louisiana, Mississippi flooding could exceed US$1.5 billion in economic damage, insured portion will be much less: Impact Forecasting

August 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Recent flooding across parts of Louisiana and southern Mississippi could approach or possibly exceed US$1.5 billion in economic damage, Impact Forecasting suggested in a cat alert issued on Sunday. “Based on the volume of river crest records that have been

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California officials: Faulty hot tub caused deadly 2015 fire

August 12, 2016 Paul Elias - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – A hot tub’s faulty wiring ignited one of California’s most destructive wildfires, a blaze that killed four people, sent four firefighters to the hospital and destroyed more than 1,300 homes last year, officials said Wednesday. In addition,

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June storms in Ontario and Prairies cost about $34 million in insured damage: CatIQ

July 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The storms that hit Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario on June 24 and 25 caused more than $34 million in insured damage, according to estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). A press release issued on Tuesday by the Insurance

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DBRS estimates Fort McMurray insurance claims at between $2 billion and $6 billion

May 13, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Toronto-headquartered credit rating firm DBRS Limited has estimated that the total claim costs for the Fort McMurray wildfire will likely be in the range of $2 billion to $6 billion. DBRS said in a briefing on Friday that it is