With the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) issuing severe weather, strong winds and flooding warnings for much of the state, Gallagher urges our Queensland clients to stay safe and follow authorities’ advice.
The current monsoon trough conditions are affecting Queenslanders from Cape York to Stanthorpe with the north-eastern area bracing for strong winds, rain and possible thunderstorms, while BoM has identified risk of flooding for rivers including
- Bohle River
- Ross River
- Black River
- Bluewater Creek
- Haughton River
- Herbert River
- Burdekin River
- Don River
- Isaac River Catchment
- Tully and Murray Rivers
- Pioneer River
- upper Flinders River
- and coastal catchments from Daintree to Mackay, the western Cape York Peninsula and eastern Gulf of Carpentaria.
Warnings and river height bulletins are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood
Some of these have flooded already as North Queensland has been drenched with more than 750 millimetres of rain over the past few days, stranding some residents whose properties have been inundated by flash flooding. Others are dealing with substantial damage to their homes and vehicles as a result of dams overflowing and rivers breaking their banks.
For our Gallagher clients who need to make claims, our expert claims team is on standby, ready to assist you. "As soon as you are aware of an issue, let us know,” Head of Claims Adam Squire says. “We are here to help."
If you need to make a claim
- Call 1800 254 287 as quickly as possible. Getting in touch early helps us move the claim forward earlier.
- If you have safe access to the affected area, please take photos of the damage.
- If you require after hours emergency assistance, call 1800 254 287 and select option two.