Toronto flood causes water damage to some vehicles

By Lindsey Cooke

Toronto, Ontario – August 9, 2018 – Some vehicles on the road in the downtown Toronto area Tuesday night were submerged in a down pour, resulting in some damage.

According to the Weather Network there was about 100 mm of rain that poured down on the city in the matter of a few hours.

A customer representative from Assured Automotive body shop located on Adelaide street, told Collision Repair Magazine that they have had three vehicles come into the shop already with a great deal of damage.

The damaged vehicles were submerged in water as little as knee height and as much as all the way to the roof of the vehicle.

Toronto Auto Collision body shop said they have had water damaged vehicles come into the shop but wouldn’t disclose how many.

Meanwhile other shops such as Fix Auto in Toronto, said they haven’t had any come in – “at least not yet anyway.”

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) said they have not received any claims on vehicle damage from the flood, but it is still early.

Pete Karageorgo, director of consumer and industry relations for the IBC said that from another comparable storm last year they received a lot of auto claims.

“Based on data from CatIQ, comparable events could be the Windsor Area flooding in September/October 2016 and again in August 2017. Those events saw approximately 200 and 400 auto claims respectively,” he said.

The IBC released a press statement regarding advice for people that did undergo water damage on their vehicles in the recent flood. For more information visit ibc.ca


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