Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) is a world-class centre for multi-disciplinary disaster prevention research and communications. The ICLR was established by Canada’s property and casualty (p&c) insurance industry as an independent, not-for-profit research institute affiliated with the University of Western Ontario. Institute staff and research associates are international leaders in wind and seismic engineering, atmospheric science, risk perception, hydrology, economics, geography, health sciences, public policy and a number of other disciplines.
The purpose of this handbook is to outline steps that you can take to protect your home from basement flooding. Some of these measures are simple and free; others cost money. All contribute to reducing the risk of basement flooding.
Protect your home from severe wind [PDF]
The purpose of this booklet is to outline actions that homeowners can take to protect their homes from tornadoes and severe wind damage. Some of these measures are simple and free; others cost money. All contribute to reducing the risk of severe wind damage.
Protect your home from snow & ice storms [PDF]
The purpose of this handbook is to outline actions that homeowners can take to protect their homes from extreme winter weather. Some of these measures are simple and free; others cost
money. All contribute to reducing the risk to homeowners from winter weather.
Protect your home from wildfire [PDF]
The greatest tragedy is that many disaster losses are preventable. ICLR is committed to the development and communication of disaster prevention knowledge. This document identifies the steps you can take to better protect your home from wildfires.
This Website provides information on how to reduce the chances of experiencing basement flooding and other types of water damage. It also provides some background information and descriptions of municipal sewer and stormwater management issues that have led to basement flooding problems. It is our hope that this Website will provide useful guidance to municipal governments, insurance companies and homeowners who would like to reduce the chances of experiencing basement flooding, and other forms of of water damage.
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