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17 Aug 2022 6:26
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    Almost 80 million dollars worth of claims have been made for damage from storms and flash flooding that affected the upper north island in March

    Almost 80 million dollars worth of claims have been made for damage from storms and flash flooding that affected the upper north island in March


    More than seven-thousand-600 claims include domestic, commercial, vehicle damage - and business interruption.

    Insurance Council Chief Executive Tim Grafton says climate driven extreme weather events meant a record year for such claims in 2021, at $324 million.

    He says coordinated action to reduce climate change risks must be given a higher priority.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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