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Flooding Forces Lethbridge and Medicine Hat to Declare State of Emergency

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Jun 18, 2014 9:18:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: flooding, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Floods

Edmonton Offers Free Flood Prevention Home Check-Up

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Feb 5, 2014 2:32:00 PM

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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Topics: flood insurance, home insurance, Home Insurance Tips, Home Insurance Tips, Water damage, Basement Flooding, Basement Flooding, flood, house insurance tips, Homeowners Insurance, flooding, Homeowners, Home Insurance Blog, home maintenance

Edmonton Offers a Backwater Valve Subsidy for Basement Flooding

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Feb 3, 2014 8:06:00 AM

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Topics: flood insurance, home insurance, Basement Flooding, Basement Flooding, flood, Homeowners Insurance, flooding, Home Insurance Blog, Edmonton

Are Alberta Insurance Rates Really Going up 30% or More?

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Oct 9, 2013 8:30:00 AM

insurance rate increaseThere 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.

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Topics: flood insurance, Car Insurance, home insurance, Catastrophes, flooding, Insurance Premiums

Intact Insurance Announces Underwriting Changes for Alberta Flood Victims

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Sep 10, 2013 3:03:00 PM

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.

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Topics: flood insurance, Insurance Claims, Insurance Claims, flood, flooding, Insurance losses

Spring Cleaning and Home Maintenance Tips

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Apr 2, 2013 9:55:00 AM

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.

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Topics: home insurance, home, flooding