2013: Comparing Canada's costliest disasters
Friday, January 24, 2014, 12:38 PM -
2013 will go down in the history books as Canada's worst year ever for insured losses.
The Insurance Bureau of Canada says there were over $3.2 billion in payouts.
About half that amount was for damage caused by the huge flood that hit southern Alberta in June.
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In the video reports below, The Weather Network examines the recent findings with a closer look at the dollars and cents of those disasters.
CLICK TO WATCH: Deadly southern Alberta floods
At $1.74 billion in insured losses claimed, the floods in southern Alberta easily became the country's costliest natural disaster ever. The flash flood that followed shortly after in Toronto did it's own damage ringing in claims to the tune of $940 million.
CLICK TO WATCH: Eastern Canada's wicked ice storm not included
Officials say the $3.2 billion in payouts across Canada does not include the ice storm that hit southern Ontario and Atlantic Canada in late December. Losses from that event came to about $200 million.
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