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Spring showers led to damaging storms in Canada

Several low-pressure systems that brought heavy rainfall to portions of Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes this spring caused hundreds of millions in dollars, while damaging more than 5,200 homes.

Two people were killed in Quebec, where nearly 2,000 residents were evacuated. Significant flooding was also experienced across Ontario and in portions of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Also in Canada, throughout April, southern portions of British Columbia experienced prolonged periods of rainfall, leaving several rivers well above normal for the time of year.

South of the border, the U.S. economy took a US$4 billion hit from severe weather in May, with insurance payouts approaching US$3 billion.

As severe weather occurrences continue to rise throughout the world, it is in your best interests to ensure that you are protected, by protecting your home with home insurance. Contact your broker or company agent for more information.