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Insured damage from BC’s “atmospheric river” of storms totals $515 million

It’s being labelled as the costliest insured event in B-C history.

The Insurance Bureau of Canada said insured damage from November’s heavy rain, flooding, and landslides in the southwest part of the province totals 515-million dollars.

The Bureau notes that more than 90 percent of British Columbians are eligible for flood insurance but less than 50 percent carry that option.

with files from Vista Radio news wire

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