How well will you recover from a disaster?

Every year there are people somewhere in British Columbia who will be affected by unexpected events that may require them to leave their homes for a period of time. In some instances, they will come back to a substantial or total loss of their property.

The better prepared we are before disaster strikes, the faster we can recover with minimal financial loss. We all have a responsibility to ensure our own safety and resilience.

Welcome to Rebound

Welcome to Rebound

This online guide is brought to you by the insurance brokers of B.C. It provides tips that will help you prevent property loss where possible, and recover quickly when the unexpected happens. Assess your level of risk so that you can plan accordingly.

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Water

Know your risks

Water

What portions of your home or furnishings would be affected by a water leak, sewer backup or overland flood? Learn steps you can take to reduce your risk.

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Fire

Fire

Do you have working smoke detectors and an escape plan? If you live close to forest or grassland areas, be FireSmart.

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Earthquake

Earthquake

B.C. has, on average, one earthquake per year of magnitude 6 or more – the same magnitude of the earthquake that devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2011.

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Be Ready

Be ready

Emergencies occur when you least expect them. Have an emergency plan, and supplies, so that you can survive in place or evacuate with the essentials you and your family will need. Engage your neighbours in developing a plan for your strata building or neighbourhood.

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Recover Quickly

Recover quickly

Your ability to recover quickly after a loss will be greatly enhanced by taking some steps now. Your insurance broker can help with advice and information.

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