Emergency Preparedness: Natural Disasters
Natural disasters include earthquakes, floods, and extreme weather conditions. These may occur infrequently, but can have catastrophic results. Protect yourself from potential financial implications by having comprehensive insurance coverage.
It is important to assess your risk and understand the implications. Consult appropriate insurance professionals as needed, starting with your current insurance provider, to secure protection for your personal and financial assets.
Below is a list of resources from the Insurance Bureau of Canada, to support your preparation in the event of natural disasters.
Resources for Individuals:
- All About Home Insurance, a comprehensive guide
- Home Insurance Questions and Answers - This guide provides a list of key questions to ask your insurance provider.
- The Importance of Having Up-To-Date Home Insurance
- What To Do After Disaster Strikes - This guide provides a step-by-step action plan.
- Flooding and Earthquake Insurance, by the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada. If you do not already have an insurance broker, there is a section on the website entitled “Find A Broker”.
Resources for Businesses:
- Small Business Information and Tools, from the Institute of Catastrophic Loss Reduction.
- Emergency Preparedness For Your Business, a guide to safeguard your business.
- How Prepared Are You And Your Business For A Disaster - This guide provides resources to navigate the challenges and have an emergency preparedness plan ready.
- Protecting Your Small Business
- Steps In The Right Direction: Business Insurance And You
- Preparing Your Business For The Worst - This guide provides tips for emergency preparedness as well as business continuity planning.