Clean-up work has already begun with crews restoring utilities and clearing roads. Local authorities are advising those returning to the flood affected area to exercise caution.
From an insurance perspective, we urge all those returning to assess or clean their premises, to document the damage as best you can. Using a phone camera to record things like water lines and specific damaged items can make all of the difference at the time of the claim and once completed, download these files from your phone for safe keeping.
NORTHLAND STATE HIGHWAYS UPDATE – 6:45AM All State Highways in Northland remain OPEN this morning, other than SH1 thru the Mangamuka Gorge, which is expected to be closed for several days. Please drive with extra care & allow extra time today: https://t.co/mNnq8OLDlc ^TP pic.twitter.com/ggQjTDgYyZ
— Waka Kotahi NZTA Auckland & Northland (@WakaKotahiAkNth) July 19, 2020
What LMI Can do for you!
A limited number of people have been allowed back through to assess the flood damage to their homes and businesses.
Our LMI New Zealand team has started receiving calls from companies in the area that have been affected by the flood. We are your insurance claims preparation experts, specialising in insurance policy analysis and post-loss business recovery. We guide you through the insurance claims process giving you more time to focus on what your business needs and, usually, our services are covered under your policy.
If you have a business that has been flood affected, or are a broker with clients in this position, don’t hesitate to call 0800 001 964, or use the contact form for a no-obligation discussion about what LMI Claims can do for you.