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Late August flooding in Windsor, Canada caused more than $124 million in insured damage

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Staff Writer | September 26, 2017
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Disaster   Insurance Bureau of Canada

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reports that a significant flooding event in Windsor resulted in more than $124 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification (CatIQ).

From August 28 - 29, a slow-moving area of low pressure produced significant rainfall over areas of southwestern Ontario.

These rains, up to 290mm in some areas, brought major flooding to Windsor, Tecumseh, and other parts of Essex County.

The Windsor Airport broke a rainfall record, receiving 100mm of rain in a short period of time.

Over 1,000 basements were reported flooded and water levels were waist-high in some areas.


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