TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's insurance industry is ready to respond following severe flash flooding that hit Windsor and Tecumseh on September 29.
"The beginning of fall often brings severe storms and heavy rains to parts of the province," said Kim Donaldson, Vice-President, Ontario, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). "While no serious injuries have been reported, there does appear to be significant flood damage in the affected areas. Residents with property damage should contact their insurers as soon as possible to begin the claims process."
IBC is deploying the Community Assistance Mobile Pavilion (CAMP) to the Windsor-Tecumseh region. IBC staff will answer insurance-related questions and help affected residents get in touch with their insurance representative to begin the claims process. Residents can visit CAMP at:
12021 McNorton Street
In addition, policyholders can contact their insurance representative or phone the IBC Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-2ask-IBC or via e-mail to SWOntario@ibc.ca.
"IBC will continue to monitor the situation in Windsor," added Donaldson. "Flooding can cause extensive damage to homes and businesses. It's important that Canadians understand their insurance policies and put an emergency preparedness plan in place before bad weather strikes."
About Insurance Bureau of Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, auto and business insurers. Its member companies make up 90% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. For more than 50 years, IBC has worked with governments across the country to help make affordable home, auto and business insurance available for all Canadians. IBC supports the vision of consumers and governments trusting, valuing and supporting the private P&C insurance industry. It champions key issues and helps educate consumers on how best to protect their homes, cars, businesses and properties.
P&C insurance touches the lives of nearly every Canadian and plays a critical role in keeping businesses safe and the Canadian economy strong. It employs more than 120,000 Canadians, pays $8.2 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $49 billion.
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SOURCE Insurance Bureau of Canada
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