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Blair Feltmate talks to Global News about protecting Canadian homes after Hurricane Harvey's aftermath

Thursday, August 31, 2017

water institute members in the mediaWater Institute member Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, told Global news that many homeowners in Harvey’s path of destruction do not have flood insurance and when families return home they will be forced to pay out-of-pocket or take on more debt for the necessary repairs.

The costs associated with the mental stress are going to be phenomenal,” said Feltmate. “Only about one out of six people in the Houston-area have any sort of insurance coverage at all, otherwise they are on their own. And even the coverage they do have will be very minimal.

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