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Insurance claims from Dorian reach $100m in Atlantic Canada

October 15th, 2019  |  News

The damage to insured property in Atlantic Canada from post-tropical storm Dorian has been estimated at $105 million by the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

After causing damage to the Bahamas, Dorian moved up the Atlantic Coast and devastated the Maritimes September 7th, and Newfoundland and Labrador the following day.

By that time it had evolved into a post-tropical storm, but Dorian was still packing hurricane-force winds.

IBC broke down the damage by province:

  • Nova Scotia: $62.2 million
  • New Brunswick: $22.5 million
  • P.E.I.: $17.5 million
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: $2.5 million
  • Quebec: $300,000

IBC reported about $74 million was in damage to personal property, $26 million in commercial property, and the remaining amount was damage to vehicles.

“Hurricane Dorian is another example of how devastating Mother Nature can be,” said Amanda Dean, IBC’s vice-president Atlantic in a news release.

“Severe, unpredictable weather like this is becoming more frequent, resulting in higher costs to homeowners, insurers, and governments.”

IBC mentioned that most of the damage came from falling trees, flooding and power outages.

The insured cost does not include damage to government-owned infrastructure.

Read more: Insurance claims from Dorian top $100M in Atlantic Canada