SOURCES: National Center for Health Statistics, CDC; American Cancer Society; National Safety Council; International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; World Health Organization; USGS; Clark Chapman, SwRI; David Morrison, NASA; Michael Paine, Planetary Society Australian Volunteers
It makes sense that the most common risks could be insured. The top 5 health-related events are covered by life insurance or AD&D insurance. Self harm and legal execution could not be covered by insurance. Of the remaining events, many are covered by insurance in Canada except flooding. While flooding ranks relatively low down on the list of events in terms of casualties, it is clear that the risk of a non-lethal event and property damage is much higher. For example, the following table identifies the number of calls received from the public (in the City of Toronto) that reported basement flooding as a result of sewer back-up and/or overland flooding.
District Total Calls
It would be worthwhile identifying how many of these are caused by overland flooding and to what extent the overland flooding contributed to sewage back-up.