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BC Wildfire Service making “good progress” on 23 small wildfires in province’s southeast

September 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The BC Wildfire Service has reported that its firefighters are making “good progress” on the two dozen small lightning-caused wildfires that started in the southeast part of the province over the past week. Since Aug. 29, BC Wildfire Service crews

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Severe summer storm in southern Ontario causes $30 million in insured damage: CatIQ

August 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A severe summer storm that swept through southern Ontario during the second week of July has resulted in more than $30 million in insured damages, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). CatIQ, which delivers detailed analytical and meteorological

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Southern Manitoba hit by bad storms, reports surface of buildings being damaged

July 21, 2016 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – A severe storm that roared through southern Manitoba on Wednesday left considerable damage in its wake. Tornado warnings were issued across the region, and reports poured in on social media of trees being downed, intersections flooded and power

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Manitoba wildfires force evacuation of more than 2,000 people

June 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The wildfire program of Manitoba Sustainable Development (MSD) said on Thursday that evacuation orders have been issued by the communities of Easterville and Chemawawin Cree Nation, 450 kilometres north of Winnipeg, due to smoke and threats from fires that have

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Number of lightning-related homeowners insurance claims in the U.S. down slightly in 2015, but severity up 7%

June 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The number of homeowners insurance claims from lightning strikes in the United States fell in 2015, but the total insurers paid on those claims rose by nearly 7% from 2014, according to a new analysis by the Insurance Information Institute