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Cunningham Lindsey on standby for Tropical Cyclone Marcia

19 th Feb 2015

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Two Cyclones Tracking Towards NT & QLD – Catastrophe Response Team on Standby

Severe Tropical Cyclone Lam is approaching the coast of the NT causing destructive winds and heavy rain. Currently a category 3, BoM forecast that it could reach a category 4 early Friday (20th) morning as it crosses the isolated coast between Darwin and the Gulf of Capricorn.

Tropical Cyclone Marcia in the Coral Sea is tracking towards the QLD coast generating increasingly heavy showers. It is expected to cross the coast early Friday between Bundaberg and St Lawrence, bringing with it destructive winds, flooding and flash flooding with the possibility of as much as two months’ rain in a day to the south east area of the state. Queensland is bracing for its worst weather event in two years, reminiscent of the devastation caused in the 2011 floods, and again in 2012.

Cunningham Lindsey Response

We have significant number of local and interstate adjusters currently on standby should a catastrophe event occur. Our Catastrophe Management Team and primary Catastrophe office will be based in Brisbane if needed with satellite Catastrophe offices in areas where we have mobilised staff.

With a national footprint of 50 branches and over 500 employees, Cunningham Lindsey have the size, experience and capability to provide the human resources, logistical solutions and supporting systems for service excellence during a catastrophe event.

Major & Complex Loss (MCL) Team – Our Queensland MCL team, led by Brett Hanlon in Brisbane, are currently on the ground and ready to respond should a Catastrophe occur. A team of interstate MCL adjusters have been put on standby should additional support be required. Our specialist team of experts deliver the technical skills, industry specific knowledge and best practices to respond to losses of significant size and complexity.

Sergon Building Consultants – Sergon has a thorough understanding of the issues and cost escalation elements that may affect your claims. Sergon are available to prepare Causation Reports, Scopes of Works or Quantity Surveying Valuations to assist with major property claims.

Oriel Property Services – can provide fixed rate room restoration, flood mitigation and general restoration services. A project manager will be on site should you require restoration project management or mitigation works to be undertaken.

Forensic Advisory Services – Our qualified team of independent forensic accountants specialise in business interruption and financial losses with extensive experience in catastrophe and major loss quantification.

For immediate assistance or further information please contact your account manager, local office or below:

Brisbane office

Ph: 07 3121 6800

24/7 Customer Service Centre

Ph: 1800 877 285

E: claims@cl-au.com

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