Severe weather caused $2.4 Billion in insured damage in 2020 – an increase from $1.4 Billion from 2019, this is according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). Flooding is consistently the most costly type of large scale catastrophes every year. A lot of people have experienced water in their homes at some point and it is never an enjoyable experience and comes with a lot of inconvenience.
We are going to use the month of May to share a couple blurbs and resources about Emergency Preparedness and being ready for anything. At the end of the month, we will do a draw for an Emergency Preparedness Kit from the Red Cross. More Contest Details at the end of the post on our facebook page.
It is key to know your disaster risks, for Ontario those are
Make A Plan
Have an Emergency Kit
Extra items to consider: extra water, candles, matches, change of clothes and shoes, sleeping bag/warm blankets, toiletries, hand sanitizer, utensils, garbage bags, toilet paper, water purifying tablets, basic tools, whistle and duct tape.
Tune in next time to learn more about how insurance can help in situations from natural disaster to basement flooding.
Interacting with this post on our Facebook page through a Like or Comment gives you an entry into the draw for a Canadian Red Cross Basic Disaster Preparedness Kit. Contest will close on May 31, 2021. Winner to be randomly drawn.
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