New data shows Proserpine and Cannonvale the most storm affected towns and suburbs in Queensland

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New data shows Proserpine and Cannonvale the most storm affected towns and suburbs in Queensland

Proserpine and Cannonvale were the two most storm affected towns or suburbs in Queensland during the 2016-17 Financial Year. The Mackay region was also the 6th most storm affected region in the state, accounting for 9% of all storm claims made in the State.

Five most storm affected suburbs/towns in Queensland in 2016-17 Financial Year: NRMA Insurance home claims data

Proserpine

Cannonvale

Mudgeeraba (Gold Coast region)

Forest Lake (South-East Brisbane region)

Capalaba (South-East Brisbane region)

The NRMA Insurance data also shows that people are severely underestimating the impact that storms have with less than 1 in 5 (18%) recognising that storms are the biggest threat to their homes, while nearly 1 in 3 (30%) of all QLD residents have not taken any action to prepare their homes for storms.

NRMA Insurance data[1] can reveal:

Nearly half (44%) of all home claims in Queensland in the last financial year were a result of storm damage.

The months of March 2017 (76% of all home claims that month) and December 2016 (60% of all home claims that month) were particularly bad for storm damage in Queensland.

Despite the damage that storms consistently cause in QLD, less than 1 in 5 (18%) residents in the state believe storms are the biggest threat to their property, compared to 52% who rank theft and crime as their number one concern[2].

The five most storm-affected regions in QLD (by ABS regional segmentation) were:

South-East Brisbane – (e.g. Capalaba, Cleveland, Belmont) – 24% of all storm claims

North Brisbane – (e.g. Chermside, Deagon, Boondall) – 17% of all storm claims

Gold Coast – 14% of all storm claims

Western Brisbane – (e.g. Chapel Hill, Fig Tree Pocket, Kenmore) – 14% of all storm claims

Sunshine Coast – 10% of all storm claims

Mackay – 9% of all storm claims

 

The top five most storm-affected towns and suburbs in Queensland were:

Proserpine (Mackay region)

Cannonvale (Mackay region)

Mudgeeraba (Gold Coast region)

Forest Lake (South-East Brisbane region)

Capalaba (South-East Brisbane region)

 

The top five most storm-affected suburbs in Brisbane were:

Forest Lake

Capalaba

The Gap

Carindale

Chapel Hill

 

[1] Based on NRMA Insurance home claims data sourced for Financial Year 2016 to 2017

[2] Based on NRMA Insurance research conducted in September 2017 of 500 QLD residents

 

Be prepared. For information on being storm safe, check out the websites for Mackay & Whitsundays regional councils. 

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