Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Flood damage claims pour in

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Insurer FMG has already received more than 130 claims for damage caused by the Rangitata River flood.
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The bulk of claims so far are for irrigation systems, crop damage and business interruption with numerous claims for building and contents damage, national claims manager Emma Town said.

Claims are pouring in by the day as farmers assess damage.    

“While we have some clients whose properties were particularly hard hit we don’t expect the full impact to be too widespread at this stage,” Town said.

“The message we’d urge for anyone who suffered damage is to let your insurer know as early as you can. 

“Even if you don’t have a full picture of the damage just yet, the quicker we know the quicker we can begin working on your claim.”

While it’s okay to do emergency repairs Town urged people to take photos of any damage being fixed.

“Where you can take photos of any damage to support your claim. The more photos the better.”

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