Residential flood insurance must be available and affordable, says IBAC

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The Canadian trade organization feels that the government should no longer be an “insurer of first resort.” The Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) said in a recent document that residential flood insurance should become available and affordable in the country. It pointed out that the Canadian government doesn’t need to be an “insurer of first resort.” Instead, it should provide a reinforcement for an existing and realistic coverage. At the moment, overland flood insurance is not available to the vast majority of Canadian homeowners. The IBAC stated that residential…

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Flash Flooding Causes Serious Damage in Northern Colorado: AIR Worldwide

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According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, three days of intense rainfall in many areas of Colorado has resulted in severe, widespread flooding and collapsed homes. The greatest threat is to cities along the Front Range, including the city of Boulder and parts of the Denver metropolitan area. Essentially all water bodies in these areas including ditches, canals, and streams are at capacity with many of them at flood levels. Several roads have been washed away and highways blocked due to landslides, hampering rescue attempts. “Severe flooding began during the…

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