One day after flood watches were issued Monday by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resourses Canada, the counties of Lethbridge and Medicine Hat have declared a state of emergency and are preparing for the rising waters. The city of Lethbridge has not declared a state of local emergency at this time.
Did you know that the city of Edmonton will send qualified personnel out to your house to spend an hour with you reviewing possible measures you can take to help avoid flooding in your house? They do and it's free of charge. While they're there, you can ask them what to do to make sure that you qualify for their backwater valve subsidy program as well.
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There have been a number of warnings from media and the insurance industry about Alberta rate increases over the past while. Weather and flood damage has take it's toll on insurance company coffers over the past couple of years and it's true that they are making adjustments to help sustain insurance products that work for all Canadians.
As a response to the continued severe weather Canada is experiencing, Intact Insurance released a notice to brokers outlining changes to their After Loss Underwriting Practices. The flooding in Southern Alberta this summer was noted as particularily devastating, affecting thousands of people in many Alberta communities.
A lot of us will be embarking on a little Spring cleaning in the coming month. The days are longer and it's finally starting to get warm enough that you can open the windows and let some fresh air into your home or apartment. For some, spring cleaning comes naturally, but if you're anything like me, you don't know where to start.