July 12, 2018 11:30
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The insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is teaming up with the Centre Intact adaptation to the climate of theUniversity of Waterloo and the city of Toronto to launch a pilot programme on the resilience of residential.
The Toronto Home Resilience Program will provide training in the area of emergency preparedness with 200 owners volunteers. Those enrolled in the program will receive an assessment of the protection against flooding in the home, with suggestions allowing them to reduce disaster risks.
Flood risk on the rise
“The climate change we are seeing storms more intense and more frequent. The extreme weather conditions now affect Canadians. Owners must learn to protect and prevent damage. They need to understand the risks to which they are exposed, ” explains the vice-president of IBC Ontario, Kim Donaldson.
According to the BAC, the weather that occurred in Ontario during the first six months of 2018 resulted in insured damage of $ 750 million and the average price to restore a flooded basement in the gta now stands at $43,000.
The program is open from June to September to the owners of single-family homes, semi-detached, row of the city of Toronto.