THUNDER BAY, ON, May 31, 2012 /CNW/ - In response to flooding this week across parts of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) deployed today its Community Assistance Mobile Pavilion (CAMP) to help impacted residents and businesses.
IBC CAMP staff will be at Cherry Park on Pacific Avenue in Thunder Bay to answer insurance-related questions for Thunder Bay residents and business owners impacted by water damage.
"We advise residents that they should contact their insurance representative to determine whether or not they have coverage," said Ralph Palumbo, Vice-President of Ontario for IBC. "Overland flooding is not covered by insurance. Sewer back-up often is, but that depends on your coverage."
CAMP is one of a number of initiatives 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.
Another option for affected residents with questions is to call IBC's Consumer Information Centre - 1-800-387-2880
Media calls for IBC should be directed to Steve Kee - 416-362-2031 ext. 4387
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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 114,000 Canadians, pays more than $7 billion in taxes to the federal, provincial and municipal governments, and has a total premium base of $40 billion.
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