3 ways to be #FloodReady

3 ways to be #floodready

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Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters in Canada.

Simple prevention measures can reduce your losses:

Learn about floods

  • Floods can occur in any region of Canada, at any time of year.
  • Causes vary, including heavy rainfall, quick snow melt, ice jams, and failure of a dam or other infrastructure.
  • Urban flooding is a growing problem, with more than $20 billion in flood damage between 2003 and 2012.

Know the risks

  • If you live in a vulnerable location, your house and belongings can be damaged.
  • Water damage can cause mould growth, which could harm your family’s health.
  • Overland flood damage is not covered by most standard home insurance policies.

Be part of the solution

  • Talk to your insurer to find out about what’s covered under your policy.
  • Contact your municipal government website to find out about their programs on flooding.
  • Learn what you can do to protect your property, from DIY fixes to more complex steps.

Don’t wait for the water!

Take steps to protect your property.

Visit Canada.ca/Flood-Ready

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