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Massive storm continues slow march east after paralyzing Maritimes

February 14, 2017 Alison Auld and Michael MacDonald - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Parts of Atlantic Canada remained under a blizzard warning Tuesday after a massive storm descended on the region, dumping a thick blanket of snow and unleashing howling winds before marching off to Newfoundland. Environment Canada issued the warnings

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Storm knocks out power, closes schools in parts of Atlantic Canada

January 26, 2017 The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON – More than 80,000 customers were still without power in many parts of New Brunswick early Thursday after a blustery mix of freezing rain, ice pellets and strong winds moved through the Maritimes. NB Power said at the height

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Small tornado touches down as storm wallops California

January 11, 2017 Eric Risberg and Janie Har - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – A small tornado was whipped up as part of a powerful band of thunderstorms that moved through Northern California during the latest deluge that has downed trees, swollen rivers and prompted evacuations over flood fears. The tornado

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Losses from Desmond floods in U.K. estimated at £604 million: PERILS

December 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The fourth and final insured property market loss estimate flowing from U.K. flooding in the wake of storm Desmond in late 2015 is £604 million, reports PERILS AG. Desmond and other low-pressure systems caused effects over a three-week period from

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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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Thanksgiving floods in Atlantic Canada caused more than $100 million in insured damage: CatIQ

November 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A tropical moisture system resulting from Hurricane Matthew that swept through Atlantic Canada last month has resulted in over $100 million in insured damage, according to Toronto-based Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). A cold front interacting with Matthew’s tropical

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ICLR to host workshop on Halton, Ont.’s basement flooding mitigation program

October 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) will be hosting a workshop in late November on a basement flooding mitigation program in Ontario’s Halton Region. Recovering from the Flood: Halton’s Basement Flooding Mitigation Program will be held on Friday, Nov.

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Estimated insured losses for U.S., Caribbean from Hurricane Matthew US$2.5 billion to US$8 billion: RMS

October 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

RMS has estimated Hurricane Matthew will produce insured losses of US$1.5 billion to US$5 billion for the United States and US$1 billion to US$3 billion in the Caribbean, making it the reinsurance industry’s costliest Atlantic hurricane since Sandy four years

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Cleanup, damage assessment begins in Atlantic Canada after torrential rains

October 12, 2016 The Canadian Press

SYDNEY, N.S. – Communities in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland are facing a costly and lengthy cleanup from widespread flooding damage after a storm brought torrential rain to the region over the long weekend. Premiers in both provinces were scheduled to

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Heavy rains and strong winds wreaking havoc in the Maritimes

October 11, 2016 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – Thousands of homes and businesses across Atlantic Canada were without electricity early Tuesday due to heavy rain and strong winds that lashed the region on Thanksgiving Monday. Environment Canada said much of mainland Nova Scotia had received more

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Manitoba issues flood watch advisory as heavy rain continues to fall

October 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The province Manitoba has issued a flood watch advisory as heavy rain continues to fall throughout the province. The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure reported on Tuesday that a major storm system has moved into the southwestern, western, northern

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[Updated]: Possible tornado in Windsor, Ont., area damages homes; 3 injured

August 25, 2016 The Canadian Press

WINDSOR, Ont. – More than a dozen homes were damaged and at least three people injured Wednesday evening amid multiple reports of a possible tornado touching down in southwestern Ontario. Environment Canada said an eyewitness saw a tornado near LaSalle,