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Earthquake Insurance

Can Your Property Survive A Strong Shake?

What you'll discover in this report:

  • That earthquakes do happen in Ontario
  • How to prepare your family

Do We Even Get Earthquakes In This Part Of Ontario?

We don't think about earthquakes much in Canada. Yes BC had a few this year, but still only 22% of Canadians have added coverage to their Homeowners Insurance. Not surprisingly 56% of customers in BC have the coverage, but only 10% in Ontario.

Yet there have been at least 4 measurable earthquakes in Southern Ontario in the past 25 years. We sit in the Southern Great Lakes Seismic Zone and although it's a low to moderate level of seismicity compared to zones closer to Ottawa and Quebec where they had a couple of eathquakes early in 2013, the effects can still affect your home and personal property.

Disaster Preparedness Starts With Education

Earthquakes can strike anywhere, anytime, and without prior warning -- and your best bet is to make sure that you and your family are prepared in case an earthquake happens.

  • Make sure that your family, and especially your children, know where to go should an earthquake occur. The best bet may be to "Drop, Cover and Hold On" under a sturdy, heavy piece of furniture.
  • Be patient and wait in your hiding place for several minutes after an earthquake, since aftershocks may occur.
  • Teach your children that it's OK to stay at school or daycare after an earthquake strikes, and that you'll pick them up as soon as it's safe.
  • Have one or more Emergency kits ready in your home, car, and in a safe place outside your home. To learn what should be included, visit http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/kts/index-eng.aspx.
  • Learn how to turn off gas and water lines if necessary.

A basic property policy doesn't include coverage for earthquake damage. Call your broker at Secure Insurance Solutions to find out how to add this coverage to your policy.