As devastating wildfires rage in Southern California, Canadians might be feeling pretty lucky that we don't see those kind of natural disasters very often.
But the fact is that unusually severe weather events are a fact of life North of the border as well.
In 2013, major flooding, fires, and other natural disasters across Canada caused insurers to pay out a record 3.2 billion in claims,and 2014 could be another record-breaker. Canada gets about 5,000 earthquakes every year, and flooding has been a major issue throughout the Maritimes as well as the prairies.
While extreme weather obviously isn't in your control,you can make a plan of what to do if you hear a storm is coming your way, because educating yourself is the best way to protect yourself and your family.