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Insurance claims top $108M in Windsor, Tecumseh flood

The heavy rain and flooding that rocked Windsor and Tecumseh, Ont. caused nearly $108-million in insured damages, the Insurance Bureau of Canada reports.

Thousands file claims in wake of flood

The severe flooding that rocked Windsor and Tecumseh in September caused $108-million in insurance claims. (Jason Viau/CBC)

The heavy rain and flooding that rocked Windsor and Tecumseh, Ont. caused nearly $108-million in insured damages, the Insurance Bureau of Canada reports.

Residents filed nearly 6,000 home, auto and business claims in the five weeks since the flooding struck Sept. 29.

Damages during the flooding was far more severe than damages seen after a tornado tore through the region in August, explained Pete Karageorgeos, director at the Insurance Bureau.

"Typically, we will deem an event a catastrophe if it has approximately $25 million or more in damage," he said. "The tornado was a little more refined to a smaller area, so the damage that the tornado left or caused was smaller in nature in terms of the numbers of impact."

The Insurance Bureau of Canada represents private home, auto and business insurers across the country. It reports the values of insurance claims following major storms and natural disasters.