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Hobart storm declared a natural disaster


The Federal Government has declared last week’s flood in Hobart a natural disaster. A damages bill in excess of $5 million is expected after May rainfall battered Hobart’s CBD and suburbs. A huge clean-up is underway following the city recorded its wettest day since 1960, with 129mm falling in 24 hours on Friday alongside wind gusts of more than 80km/h.

Hobart Council said insurers had been hit with more than 2,150 private claims and that number is expected to grow as the full scale of the devastation became clearer.

Our team of Claim Central assessors and make-safe trades responded as soon as the danger had passed and worked over the weekend to ensure our customers’ homes were safe and protected. We’re ready to further assist on 1300 743 673.




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