Mobile Claims Centers Set Up, Adjusters Awaiting Access To Fort McMurray Area

 Tuesday, May 10, 2016

 The Star

As the wildfire situation in Fort McMurray, Alta appeared to stabilize Sunday, insurance companies across Canada have already begun deploying mobile response units and flying in personnel to the province from across the country to prepare to assess the damage.Most companies have natural disaster and crisis units that were deployed to emergency centres soon after 80,000 people were given the order to leave their homes last Wednesday. Some 16 insurance companies have established temporary claims offices at the Northlands evacuation centre in Edmonton, and 10 have set up further north in Lac la Biche, said Bill Adams, the vice-president for the western and pacific region for the Insurance Bureau of Canada.