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A damaged house in Uxbridge, Ont. following May 21 derecho
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Uxbridge renters priced out of town after May 21 derecho still displaced

September 1, 2022 Holly McKenzie-Sutter - THE CANADIAN PRESS

UXBRIDGE, Ont. – Blue tarps colour the rooftops and wooden boards cover up shattered windows in Uxbridge, Ont., three months after a devastating tornado ripped through town northeast of Toronto. Mangled trees and torn-up houses surround one of the town’s

Heavy rain clouds on the Prairies
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Recent Alberta storms: Two Cat tornadoes and record-breaking hail

August 8, 2022 by Jason Contant

Two tornadoes in southern Alberta that damaged homes and vehicles in July have been declared catastrophes by Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ), Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) confirmed to Canadian Underwriter Monday. The July 7 tornado near Bergen and

The aftermath of a tornado in Tweed, Ont. on July 25
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Environment Canada confirms tornado touched down north of Belleville, Ont.

July 26, 2022 The Canadian Press

Environment Canada has confirmed at least one tornado touched down in an area north of Belleville, Ont., as severe thunderstorms swept through parts of southern and eastern Ontario on Sunday night. In a preliminary report, the weather agency says staff

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Will this week’s weather events result in Cat damages?

July 25, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

While Europe is experiencing record-breaking heat waves, western Canada had some severe heat and storms of its own between July 16-20. And although they were expected to have caused millions in damage, it won’t breach catastrophe territory, according to Aon’s

Fallen tree following a storm
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Storm that lashed Laurentians likely a tornado, Environment Canada says

July 25, 2022 Adina Bresge and Virginie Ann - THE CANADIAN PRESS

The churning storm that toppled trees and battered homes in the Laurentians was likely a tornado, a meteorologist with Environment Canada said Sunday. The national weather agency said forceful winds lashed the area around Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, Que., about 100 kilometres northwest

A tornado twists across a darkened sky, in a rural field of wheat.
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Is wind the new water?

June 8, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

When a storm hits, it’s no surprise that extreme wind can be a significant driver of insured losses — but wind may actually edge out water as the industry’s costliest weather event, said one industry expert.   “From 2008 to

Damage after a tornado in Barrie, Ont. in July 2021
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Why Barrie’s 2021 tornado damage was “largely preventable”

May 4, 2022 by Jason Contant

More than 35 years after a deadly tornado in Barrie, Ont. – the site of another strong tornado last year – the industry is still looking for modernizations to the Ontario Building Code and tornado protection construction practices. “Since before

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Environment Canada working to confirm possible weekend tornado over Vancouver

November 8, 2021 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Environment Canada is examining all available evidence as meteorologists try to confirm if a rare and powerful tornado touched down Saturday on Vancouver’s west side.   The weather office confirms a tornado was spotted over the Strait of

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Ontario’s September storms cause insured damage of $105 million

October 29, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Severe storms in early and late September caused $105 million in insured damage, according to initial estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). The Sept. 7 storms included heavy rain, wind and tornadoes that caused structural damage to many

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Barrie tornado will cost more than originally estimated

October 28, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

A bad storm system this past July will probably cost the industry about $100 million. On July 15, several tornadoes touched down in central Ontario. One caused irreparable damage to dozens of homes in Barrie, about 100 kilometres north of

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Tornado blows change through Ontario bylaws

October 5, 2021 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Municipalities respond to series of tornadoes with new rules governing building construction.

Damage following the Barrie tornado in July 2021
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How much the Barrie tornado cost insurers

August 18, 2021 by Jason Contant

Six tornadoes that hit Barrie and other communities in Ontario last month caused $75 million in insured damage, according to initial estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). The EF-2 strength tornadoes impacted the communities of Barrie, Innisfil, Kawartha