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CAT response services: Eastern Australia hit by worst flooding in decades

In what is being described as a 1-in-50-year storm event, two large weather systems continue to bring torrential rain and occasional wind gusts to a significant portion of Australia's eastern coast — leaving emergency services in New South Wales and Queensland busy responding to nearly 10,000 requests for assistance.

Western Sydney and the mid-north coast of New South Wales are experiencing moderate to major flooding risk. Many rural properties, homes in low lying areas and businesses near rivers have already been inundated across the state. Evacuation orders are in place where the risk of water rising remains likely.

The slow-moving weather systems may take two more days to pass and will likely leave behind extensive infrastructure damage to roads, bridges and public amenities, which will complicate access to properties.

We’re here to support you
We are proud to work very closely with the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA), who has declared this as an insurance catastrophe event. Together with the ICA, we are monitoring all aspects of the conditions as they unfold.

Our loss adjusters, building consultants, engineers, forensic accountants, marine surveyors and repair solutions teams are ready to assist. Should you have any queries, please contact us.

Phil Marshall, national catastrophe manager
+61 418 337 271

Brian Doughty, head of strategic client partnerships
+61 417 238 083

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