Last Updated Jan 13, 2011 · Written by Craig Gibson
The ongoing flooding that is devastating large areas of Queensland has resulted in loss of life as well as significant damage to property, with large areas of the State still inaccessible.
The Queensland Government has advised that all emergencies and severe property damage should be reported to the State Emergency Service on: 132 500
Other important contact details include:
|Disaster Recovery Hotline||1800 173 349
|Insurance Council of Australia||1300 728 228
|Centrelink||180 22 66
|General enquiries and assistance||13 QGOV (13 74 68)
|Donate||1800 219 028 (0600 – 2300 7 days)|
Advice For Affected Areas
The Queensland Government is advising people in flood affected areas to:
Insurance companies are going to be inundated given the scale and scope of the current floods. You should check with your insurance company to confirm whether your existing policy covers damage caused by storm and/or flooding. Insurance companies use different definitions of what is considered a ‘flood’, and it all may come down to a definition. Ensure you:
If you are considering purchasing flood insurance, confirm the following before you agree to cover:
In dollar terms flooding not only causes the most loss of life, it also results in the most significant damage to property and infrastructure. If you are returning to your home after a significant flood event, be aware that you need to be aware of the health and safety implications of this. Consider the following:
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