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.
Although downgraded to ex-tropical cyclone status, Penny remains a tropical low with wind gusts of 95 kilometres an hour and the risk of reforming into tropical cyclone as it approaches the east coast of Queensland.
Bush fires tore through towns in New South Wales and Victoria over this past weekend, and fire services are warning residents to remain clear and avoid affected areas until the fires are contained.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning to residents in the Northern Territory as Tropical Cyclone Marcus continues to approach the northwest Top End coast.
Torrential rain, floods and storms in North Queensland have caused the Insurance Council of Australia to declare a catastrophe in the area.
The Bureau of Meteorology and State Emergency Service have issued a severe storm warning to Victorians across the state, to prepare for freakish weather with massive rainfall, flooding and lightning strikes. Huge storms have already hit Australia’s south-east and are moving towards Victoria, expected to reach Melbourne in the evening of Friday 1 December, BOM predicts.
A whole new system of assessing dangerous fire conditions for harvesting is being introduced by the NSW Rural Fire Service, giving farmers on-farm responsibility to decide on fire risks.
The spring 2017 and summer 2017‒18 bushfire season has been tipped as high risk over most of Australia, due to climatic conditions in the last six months. If your business operates near bushland or trees your premises and staff are at risk from a bushfire outbreak. The time to prepare is right now.
Tinderbox conditions across the country were top of the agenda at the Australian Fire Authorities Council emergency management conference held in Sydney 4‒6 September.
Updated 28 March, 2017 Tropical Cyclone Debbie is due to hit the mainland of North Queensland at 2:00pm, remaining a category three system over land for the next eighteen hours.
14 March, 2017 The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for large hailstones, heavy rainfall and damaging winds for residents and businesses across New South Wales.
You’re probably well prepared for the everyday mishaps that can interrupt work on the farm. A bit of rain, malfunctioning equipment, illness – you’re prepared for it all.
New South Wales faced unprecedented temperatures this past weekend, with 'catastrophic' fire conditions described as the worst in the state's history.
According to the NSW Rural Fire Service, communities in the Upper Hunter, Central Ranges and Upper Central West Plains have been particularly at risk. A number of properties have reportedly been destroyed by bush fires, and a large uncontained...
Summer is upon us and the bushfire risk is set to soar in several states across Australia.
An estimated 1.75 million blocks of land across Australia face bushfire risk, according to data released by the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA). Worse still there’s a danger that a high proportion of these properties may be underinsured – leaving landowners potentially facing dire financial consequences in the event of a loss.
Small businesses across South Australia face an anxious wait to see if their insurance policies will pay out on losses caused by last week’s state-wide blackout.
According to Gallagher, the Forbes floods in are a reminder to small businesses across Australia of the need to be prepared for natural disasters.
28 Sept 2016
Extreme weather conditions continue to impact on South Australia following severe storms on Wednesday that have left more than 70,000 people without power. With more heavy rain and stormy conditions forecast for today (Thursday) as an intense low-pressure system moves across the state. Extreme weather conditions are expected to also affect Victoria and Western NSW and deliver...
Householders and business owners across Australia are being urged to make sure they are adequately insured ahead of bushfire season.
On average Australia experiences 11 tropical cyclones each year, with 4 of them crossing the coast.
With the official 2016-17 cyclone season about to begin, it is important to take proactive steps now to minimise any potential physical, financial and other loss that may result from a cyclone should you be affected this summer.