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More than 100,000 Quebeckers without power after wind, freezing rain

April 10, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Premier Francois Legault says the large majority of the more than 100,000 Quebec homes still without power after Monday’s ice storm will have electricity restored by Wednesday night. Speaking to reporters in Quebec City, Legault thanked Hydro-Quebec crews,

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CatIQ releases updated toll of April ice storm damage

May 10, 2018 by Jason Contant

The mid-April ice storm in southern Ontario and Quebec cost insurers more than $190 million, Catastrophe Indices and Quantification (CatIQ) said Thursday. CatIQ has reported more than 15,000 insurance claims, including 1,800 car collisions, due to the storm. Strong winds,

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Ontario, Quebec wind storm to test industry capacity: Crawford

May 8, 2018 by Jason Contant

The wind storm that struck Ontario and Quebec on May 4 and 5 will significantly test the capacity of insurers, independent adjusters, call centres and restoration contractors, Crawford and Company (Canada) Inc. told Canadian Underwriter Monday. Generally speaking, wind claims

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Ontario ice storm estimated to cost insurers up to $164 million

May 6, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

The historic ice storm in Ontario and Quebec in mid-April could cost the insurance industry more than $150 million in damage claims, Verisk Analytics Inc.’s Property Claim Services unit reported Thursday. PCS’s preliminary estimate of a catastrophe event April 14-16

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Ontario ice storm catches the eye of global reinsurance brokerage

April 20, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Severe weather earlier this week in Ontario has caught the attention of reinsurance providers. Impact Forecasting LLC, a unit of reinsurance brokerage Aon Benfield, noted Friday that winter weather starting April 13 “left considerable damage across southern sections of Canada’s

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Southern Ontario Ice Storm: Crawford Claims Professionals are on Standby to Assist

April 16, 2018 Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.

TORONTO, April 16, 2018 /insPRESS/ – In the wake of the ice storm that impacted parts of Southern Ontario over the weekend, Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. claims professionals and contact centre representatives are on hand to assist those affected by

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Emergency broadcast station being considered in New Brunswick following January ice storm

August 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

New Brunswick’s primary electrical utility in the province, NB Power, and the province’s Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) said on Friday that they considering creating a dedicated emergency broadcast station to provide essential information to people in the province in times of crisis. The consideration is one of 51 recommendations contained in a provincial review of the Atlantic Canada storm in the winter of 2017, released on Friday. From Jan. 24-26, an ice storm hit central and eastern New Brunswick, from Miscou Island to Sackville. The intense low-pressure system resulted in…

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Canada lacks ‘commercially widely available wildfire models,’ Aviva Canada reinsurance VP warns

May 2, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurers have no “meaningful way of modelling wildfire” losses, a senior executive for Swiss Re Ltd. recently suggested to industry professionals. “If you look at it globally speaking, usually about half of the total insured losses globally are unmodelled perils,”

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Still thousands without power as cleanup continues in New Brunswick

February 1, 2017 The Canadian Press

LAMEQUE, N.B. – There are still about eight thousand customers awaiting the return of electricity in northern New Brunswick today, more than a week after the ice storm that wreaked havoc in the province. The NB Power website shows many

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Armed forces deployed to hardest hit areas in the wake of N.B. storm: premier

January 30, 2017 Adina Bresge - THE CANADIAN PRESS

SHIPPAGAN, N.B. – New Brunswick’s premier says the military is sending between 100 and 150 troops to help with recovery efforts in the areas that have been hardest hit by last week’s ice storm. Brian Gallant told a news conference

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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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Severe weather, nat-cats cause record insurable damage in Canada: IBC/CatIQ

January 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Severe weather last year exacted a heavy toll in terms of insured losses, with the $4.9 billion hit dwarfing the previous annual record of $3.2 billion in 2013, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reports. Flooding in southern Alberta and the