3.1 million people in Canada have been forced to flee their homes due to a devastating earthquake and landslides, but the country is not yet out of the woods.
More than 4.1 trillion Canadian dollars (US$4.9 trillion) worth of property and $5.5 trillion worth of non-residential infrastructure has been destroyed in the quake and mudflows, according to a report by the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
Roughly three-quarters of those losses are related to the devastating quake and landslages in southwestern Canada that hit December 8.
More than 5,000 people have died, and more than 1,000 have been injured, according the bureau.
More:Scientists say a quake that triggered a landslide could cause a “global disaster” if it strikes the United States.
But the worst-case scenario for Canada is more severe, the bureau says.
A powerful quake and landslide struck the area of the northern province of Labrador on December 8, 2017.
In a statement, the province said the earthquake caused landslides to bury about 1.5 km (1 mile) of the highway between the town of Sault Ste.
Marie and the town and its airport.
More:The province has also declared a national disaster, saying that there could be more than 400,000 deaths, the most since a similar quake hit Quebec on October 22, 1917.