Severe Weather

How To Minimize The Risk Of Flooding At Home

Anne Marie Thomas | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Living
Anne Marie Thomas

Whether or not flood damage is covered in your home insurance policy depends on your policy's coverage options and what caused the flooding in the first place. If your window is broken during a tornado and water enters your home, typically you will be covered. If water damage is the result of a "sudden and accidental discharge of water" such as an extreme heavy downpour, a burst pipe or a backed-up sewer, you are likely covered provided you have this endorsement on your policy (it's optional and you have to request it).

Lightning Strikes Sleeping Toddler's Playpen

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada

It was a frighteningly close call for a P.E.I toddler whose playpen was struck by lightning while he slept inside, but escaped unharmed. Jessica a...

If It's Thursday, It Must Be Sunny/Torrential/Hailing

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada

It's been a week of harrowing weather even for Alberta standards, as violent storms sparked mass power outages, severe hail damage and even a narrow e...

Tornado Tears Into Quebec Community Near Montreal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - Two tornadoes ripped through communities near Montreal Friday night, smashing-in roofs, shattering windows and uprooting trees that lay in ...

Unconfirmed Reports Of A Tornado In Quebec

CBC | Posted 07.26.2012 | Canada

Environment Canada has confirmed that two tornadoes — one of which was classed as a moderate F-1 packing winds of up to 150 km/h — touched down ne...