It’s an unsettling time in Australia right now, especially as our weather remains totally unpredictable. The fires have devastated many communities across Australia, storms including large hail has lashed across the East Coast, whilst North Queensland is currently experiencing huge volumes of rain causing flash-flooding.
This same time last year, South-East Queensland was defending off Cyclone Oma, as the official tropical cyclone season runs from 1st of November through to 30th of April. On average we see about 10 cyclones a year develop over Australian waters each year, and around 6 of these will cross the coastline.
Over the years Citycover have produced a number of articles, providing tips on how to better prepare your homes and businesses in the event a severe weather front is heading your way. Being a little more prepared might reduce your overall exposure and the potential losses that may occur.
Preparation for Bushfire Threats:
Zurich Australia produced a “Bushfire Preparedness in Australia & New Zealand” report, it looks at ways to prepare a Buildings surroundings, Buildings themselves, and how to optimize Building design for Bushfire exposure. Find the report here.
Preparation for Storm Season:
Despite not being top of mind at the moment, it’s important to ensure you’re prepared for a Storm – as they can develop in a short few hours. This article also explains what information you need in the event you have a claim.
Coping with Catastrophe’s:
A practical guide on what you should do with your belongings in the event of a catastrophe. It also discusses the importance of having a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan in place. Have you got one? Read more here.
The Queensland Government has also produced an Emergency Plan for your household and/or business. This easy step by step guide will assist you to be prepared in the event something goes wrong. Find the Queensland Government Emergency Fact Sheet here.
Citycover’s claims professionals are working 24/7 to assist our clients with their claims and expediting claim processes. Our entire team here at Citycover are here to support you, handle any claim you may have on your behalf, maximize your full entitlement under the Insurance policy you have with us, and make sure you are able to get on your feet as quickly as possible. All good reasons to make sure you have Insurance with Advisers who care.