Flash floods can occur within minutes of excessive rainfall, a dam or levee failure, or a sudden release of water held by an ice jam. Overland flooding, the most common type of flooding event, typically occurs when waterways, such as rivers or streams, overflow their banks as a result of rainwater or levee breach and cause flooding in surrounding areas. It can also occur when rainfall or snowmelt exceeds the capacity of underground pipes, or the capacity of streets and drains designed to carry floodwater away from urban areas. (more…)View »
Spring thaws can cause serious flooding damage
It happens every year… here are some tips to prepare your home from flooding.
Heavy rains and snow melts can result in severe home flooding. Here are vital tips to prepare your home for spring thaw and prevent water damage:View »
5 Ways to Reduce Your Data Exposures
Cyber security threats and trends can change year over year as technology continues to advance at alarming speeds. As such, it’s critical for organizations to reassess their data protection practices regularly and make achievable cyber security resolutions to help protect themselves from costly breaches: (more…)View »
With warmer weather in the forecast snowmelts can cause flooding. This happens when the melted snow or rainfalls exceeds the capacity of underground pipes, or the capacity of streets and drains designed to carry floodwater away from urban areas.
Be aware of flood hazards no matter where you live or work, but especially if you are in low-lying areas, near water, behind a levee or downstream from a dam. Even very small streams, gullies, creeks, culverts, dry streambeds or low-lying ground that appear harmless in dry weather can flood.View »
The RRJ Insurance Group Ltd. is very pleased to officially announce the purchase of the Cambridge, Ontario location of All-Risks Insurance Brokers effective March 1, 2019. This All-Risks Insurance Brokers Cambridge branch will merge and operate under the name of Pioneer Insurance Brokers, A Division of RRJ Insurance Group Ltd.View »
In a recent news release, the Ontario government announced it is seeking input from drivers and consumers on how to lower the province’s auto insurance rates in what’s being called the Putting Drivers First consultation.View »
|Ontario Supporting Fire Safety on Farms
Prevention Practices Can Help Reduce the Risk of Barn Fires
Ontario’s Government for the People unveiled valuable resources to help farmers reduce the risk of barn fires this winter, the time when most barn fires occur.
“As a former volunteer firefighter who has witnessed the devastation caused by barn fires, I am always saddened to hear when we face these kinds of losses on our farms,” said Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “I highly encourage all farmers to learn more about the resources my ministry provides and to consult with their local fire departments or insurer on farm fire safety planning.”
In One Year and Out the Other—Making 2019’s Resolutions Last
Driving during the holidays is even more dangerous than at other times of the year. Weather and road conditions can be hazardous – think snow, ice, fog and reduced visibility. In addition, there may be more than the usual number of impaired or fatigued drivers on the road as well as drivers who may be stressed by the holidays and thinking of things other than driving.View »
Cold and flu season is upon us, and many Canadians will begin experiencing symptoms like sore throats, runny noses, coughs, fevers or muscle aches. While a trip to the doctor is important and can help you recover quickly, there are a number of supplemental home care strategies that can help you further recuperate.View »