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Power outage restoration enters “most difficult phase”: Hydro Quebec

November 5, 2019 The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Hydro-Quebec says it is aiming to have all of the roughly 40,000 customers still without power Monday afternoon reconnected to the grid by Tuesday. The 1,400 employees working to restore power across the province following Friday’s windstorm have

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Frost: The New Peril

December 5, 2018 The Canadian Press

REGINA – Saskatchewan’s Crown utility says it’s dealing with a power outage crisis in large swaths of the province, including Regina, Weyburn and Moose Jaw. SaskPower warns that service may not be restored until late Tuesday at the earliest in

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Authorities confirm tornado hit Quebec town as cleanup operations continue

August 24, 2017 Sidhartha Banerjee - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Environment Canada says a tornado touched down in a Quebec town during intense thunderstorms that caused considerable damage in different parts of the province, including the felling of century-old trees in Montreal. Meteorologist Amelie Bertrand said Wednesday a team dispatched to Lachute confirmed an EF-1 tornado with winds reaching about 175 km/h struck in the town about 85 kilometres north of Montreal.

Bertrand said an EF-1 tornado can cause wind gusts ranging from about 135 to 175 km/h, placing Tuesday’s tornado at the higher end of…

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Cleanup underway after severe storm with heavy winds rips through Montreal area

August 23, 2017 Sidhartha Banerjee - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Crews began cleaning up in Quebec on Wednesday after a suspected tornado hit one town and severe thunderstorms ripped through other parts of the province, felling century-old trees in one Montreal neighbourhood. The Montreal area and the Laurentian

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Smoke from fires in northwestern Ontario prompts evacuation of First Nation members

August 15, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

Smoke from a growing number of forest fires in northwestern Ontario has prompted the evacuation of community members from a First Nation in the region. Ontario’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services says members of the Nibinamik First Nation

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Some seasonal small businesses have no insurance coverage heading into summer

July 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Seasonal businesses need the same risk coverage as year-round operations and busy small business owners should ensure they are appropriately protected as the summer season kicks into high gear, advises TruShield Insurance. Pointing out that small business owners are starved

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First autumn wind storm over southern B.C. cuts power to thousands of customers

October 7, 2016 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – BC Hydro crews across Vancouver Island and British Columbia’ south coast are working hard to restore power to thousands of customers following the region’s first autumn wind storm. Gusts of nearly 90 kilometres per hour were recorded during

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Nearly 2 million homes in Florida, the Carolinas and Georgia at risk of storm surge damage from Hurricane Matthew: CoreLogic

October 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly two million homes in Florida, North and South Carolina and Georgia are risk of storm surge damage from Hurricane Matthew as it makes its way toward the United States’ Atlantic Coast, according to new data from CoreLogic, Inc. On

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14 dead in West Virginia floods; focus on search and rescue

June 24, 2016 Jonathan Mattise - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A deluge of 9 inches of rain damaged or destroyed more than 100 homes in West Virginia, knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses and killed 14 people, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray

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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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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

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Severe weather moves east toward Carolinas after tornadoes

April 1, 2016 Jonathan Landrum Jr. - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ATLANTA – A severe weather system moved east toward the Carolinas on Friday after setting off tornadoes that swirled through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Tornadoes and isolated winds are possible through mid-afternoon Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Nearly