On August 28 and 29, 2017, Windsor, Tecumseh and parts of Essex County were hit with heavy rainfall and flooding. Estimates coming out today reveal that insured damage arising from the flood is over $124 million. Total damage estimates are still unknown.
Our news cycles change so quickly that the flooding in Ontario was bumped by catastrophic hurricanes in the US and Caribbean. Hopefully this news about insured damage estimates will bring the attention back to people affected by flooding in Ontario where there are people and businesses we may be able to help directly.
Citing data from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification (CatIQ), the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has revealed that the recent severe flooding that occurred in Windsor caused over $124 million in insured damage. Southwestern Ontario was beset by a slow-moving low pressure system in late August that produced considerable amounts of rainfall – up to 290mm in some areas. Windsor, Tecumseh, and other parts of Essex County were affected by the heavy rainfall and resulting flooding. Water levels were so high, that they reached the waist in some neighborhoods and over a thousand basements were reported as flooded in