Dorian damage estimated at $105 million in Atlantic Canada

Hurricane Dorian

Dorian is estimated to have caused $105 million in insured damage when it hit Atlantic Canada last month as a post tropical storm.

The Insurance Bureau of Canada says 70 per cent was for damage to personal property, 25 per cent for damage to commercial property and the rest was for damage to automobiles.

Nova Scotia was hardest hit with an estimated $62.2 million in insured damage, followed by New Brunswick at $22.5 million, P.E.I. at $17.5 million and Newfoundland and Labrador at $2.5 million.

The bureau says in a release that the financial costs of climate change have been increasing and it's been working closely with all levels of government on measures to mitigate future impacts of extreme weather.