Insurance Bureau of Canada Deploys Community Assistance Mobile Pavilion
(CAMP) to Tornado Stricken Midland, Ontario

TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ - In response to yesterday's tornado touchdown in Midland, ON, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has deployed its Community Assistance Mobile Pavilion (CAMP) to help impacted residents.

CAMP is one of a number of initiatives introduced by Canada's home, car and business insurers to help Canadians prepare for, and cope with, disasters. The national program provides disaster victims with on-site, quick-response, insurance-related information.

A team of trained IBC staff, including Ralph Palumbo, Vice-President, Ontario, IBC will be in Midland at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre (527 Len Self Boulevard) on Thursday, June 24th to answer insurance-related questions for local residents impacted by the storm.

"Fortunately, early reports indicate there were no serious injuries as a result of the storm," said Palumbo. "But the property damage to homes, businesses and cars is extensive. Wind damage is usually covered by insurance. When disaster strikes, many people are forced from their homes and don't have their insurance information with them. That's where CAMP can help."

CAMP was officially launched over a month ago as part of Emergency Preparedness Week and has already been deployed earlier this month in response to a tornado that stuck Leamington, ON.

About Insurance Bureau of Canada

Insurance Bureau of Canada is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, car and business insurers. Its member companies represent 90% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. The P&C insurance industry employs over 110,000 Canadians, pays more than $6 billion in taxes to the federal, provincial and municipal governments, and has a total premium base of $39 billion.

To view news releases and information, visit the media section of IBC's website at www.ibc.ca.

SOURCE Insurance Bureau of Canada

For further information: For further information: contact Pete Karageorgos at 416-362-2031 ext. 4329


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