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3 December 2016
Residents of flood-affected communities in NSW and Victoria are slowly returning to their homes as insurers tally the cost of the latest spate of floods.
By this morning insurers had received 8100 claims at a total insured cost of $64 million. About 80% of claims are for residential property.
The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) told insuranceNEWS.com.au the cost figure will rise this week as evacuees – including residents from Wagga Wagga and Forbes, two of the worst hit communities in the Riverina region – return home to assess the damage.
Reinsurance broker Aon Benfield last week estimated the total cost of flooding across Queensland and NSW will reach $US919 million ($862 million). No figure for Victoria was provided.
Major flood warnings are still in place for the Riverina towns of Narrandera and Darlington Point, while Kenebree, Bourke and Louth in NSW’s central west remain on high alert.
Residents of Morundah, 125km west of Wagga Wagga, were ordered to evacuate their homes on Sunday night as river levels rose.
Cleanup activities continue in North Wagga, with the State Emergency Service telling residents they will be able to access their properties during daylight hours only.
“The ‘all clear’ will not be issued until all functional areas are satisfied that the area is safe for all residents to return,” it said.
As conditions in Victoria eased over the weekend, isolated areas received up to 9mm of rain. An evacuation order for Nathalia in the state’s north is still in place.
ICA has declared the NSW Riverina, NSW central west and northern Victoria catastrophe areas.
CEO Rob Whelan says it’s still too early to estimate the full extent of the damage.
“But we are receiving a rising number of claims for over-the-floor inundation of residential properties,” he said. “The situation is being closely monitored and hopefully will ease over coming days and not reach the same levels of damage as last year’s Queensland and Victorian floods.”
2 December 2016
To oversee the policy, framework and execution of insurance risk, including underwriting, reserving and reinsurance across the Group, including providing support and appropriate second line challenge to all aspects of insurance risk, including performance.
2 December 2016
As part of a broader credit control team, you will be responsible for credit control functions that will result in sound achievement of targets and goals.
1 December 2016
Support data strategy initiatives delivering key data capabilities such as guidelines for data quality, master data and metadata across the group.