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The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) is a world-class centre for multi-disciplinary disaster prevention research and communication. ICLR was established by Canada's property and casualty (p&c) insurance industry as an independent, not-for-profit research institute affiliated with Western University. Institute staff and research associates are international leaders in wind and seismic [...]
FLOOD WIND EARTHQUAKE WILDFIRE HAIL With population and development increasing in at-risk areas, tornado and severe wind activity has serious implications for homeowners across Canada. While homeowners cannot predict violent wind activity, they can take steps to protect themselves and minimize damage to their homes. [...]
The Institute seeks to strengthen awareness of the risks associated with natural hazards. Each month, ICLR hosts a Webinar centring on current research and industry issues related to natural hazards. Slides from the webinars are then posted on the Institute’s website and recordings of the sessions are uploaded to ICLR”s YouTube [...]
ICLR has established itself as the national leader in the development of research and resources to reduce the risk of natural hazards on people and property in Canada. Materials generated by ICLR researchers and staff have been used widely by insurers, all levels of government and non-government groups engaged in disaster [...]
FLOOD WIND EARTHQUAKE WILDFIRE HAIL Extremely severe rainstorm events can overwhelm municipal infrastructure and lead to flooding. More often than not, basement flooding is a result of overland flooding, infiltration flooding or sewer backup, or a combination of two or all three of these types of flooding. [...]