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Remote Manitoba town reports temporary loss of rail line

June 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Town of Churchill in Manitoba is reporting the “temporary loss of its rail line” into the community from recent flooding. According to a statement from the town released earlier this week, “unprecedented” snowfall in March that resulted in over

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PERILS discloses second loss estimate of 249 million euros for windstorm Thomas

May 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

PERILS AG has disclosed a second loss estimate for windstorm Thomas of 249 million euros, up from its initial loss estimate of 213 million euros on April 6. Windstorm Thomas, also known as Doris, affected the British Isles, Netherlands, Belgium

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PERILS discloses second property loss estimate of 234 million euros for extratropical cyclone Egon

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

PERILS AG has disclosed its second loss estimate of 234 million euros for extratropical cyclone Egon, which affected France and Germany on Jan. 12 and 13 of this year. The cold front associated with Egon resulted in heavy rain and

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PERILS puts initial loss estimate for extra-tropical cyclone Egon at 212 million euros

February 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data, has put the initial loss estimate for extra-tropical cyclone Egon at 212 million euros. The low pressure system associated with Egon developed as a secondary low from a large

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Red River Basin Commission warns of flood season this year in Manitoba

January 24, 2017 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – The Red River Basin Commission is warning Manitobans living along the Red River to prepare for a flood season. Manitoba RRBC director Steve Strang says while there is a good possibility of flooding, it is hard to predict

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Rescuers search for 30 after avalanche hits Italian hotel

January 19, 2017 Colleen Barry, Nicole Winfield and Valentina Onori - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PENNE, Italy – Rescue workers reported no signs of life Thursday at a four-star hotel buried by an avalanche in the mountains of earthquake-stricken central Italy. Two bodies were recovered of the estimated 30 people trapped inside as the risk

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Winter storm dumps 35 centimetres of snow on parts of Atlantic Canada

January 9, 2017 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Parts of Atlantic Canada were digging out Sunday after a winter storm dumped 35 centimetres of snow on some areas. Environment Canada says as much as 35 centimetres of snow fell over parts of Nova Scotia and P.E.I.

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Crews in B.C. preparing bridges for safety in anticipation of second snowfall

December 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is advising drivers in Metro Vancouver that “work is well underway” to prepare the Alex Fraser and Port Mann bridges for a snowfall expected later Thursday. On Tuesday, the Canadian Press reported that

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New Brunswick expecting more snow, rain as crews work to restore power

December 1, 2016 The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON, N.B. – New Brunswickers are bracing for another round of messy, wet weather while thousands of residents are still without power following a storm earlier in the week. Environment Canada issued snowfall and flood warnings for much of the

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Crews fighting Kansas wildfires get assist from snow, rain

March 28, 2016 The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Firefighters grappling with the biggest wildfire in Kansas history got a welcomed Easter assist from pre-dawn snowfall over the hardest-hit area, though the looming prospect of flame-fanning winds threatened to undermine the effort. The National Weather