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Cyclone Marcia and Cyclone Lam Update

23rd Feb 2015

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Cunningham Lindsey Catastrophe Team on the ground as the scale of damage from Cyclone Marcia and Cyclone Lam unfolds

When Cyclone Marcia hit the coastal town of Yeppoon, north of Rockhampton on Friday morning, winds had reached 285km/h. It is now estimated that 1,500 homes across Queensland were damaged by the Cyclone and an estimated 100 families have been left homeless due to severe property damage.

In the Northern Territory a State of Emergency has been declared following Cyclone Lam which has left two thirds of homes in the Galiwinku community damaged.

So far no fatalities or serious injuries have been recorded in either location.

The Cunningham Lindsey Catastrophe team has been on the ground and our Adjusters and Major & Complex Loss Team have been working through the weekend to provide prompt and compassionate assistance to those affected.

We are expecting a high volume of water damaged property claims and the Oriel Restoration Team will be available to assist with flood mitigation and general restoration services. Sergon Building Consultants have also joined the CAT team to prepare Scope of Works and Quantity Surveying Valuations to assist with major property claims.

Forensic Advisory Services specialise in business interruption and financial losses with extensive experience in catastrophe and will be providing expert forensic accounting services for both large and small claims.

For immediate assistance or further information please contact:

Stephen Fordham, Catastrophe Manager, Rockhampton – 07 4928 9199

Belina Powell, Area Manager North Queensland – 07 4772 4022

24/7 Customer Service Centre – 1800 811 285 or email [email protected]

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