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Catastrophe 213: Cyclone Seroja

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The Insurance Council of Australia was on the ground alongside insurers offering one-on-one consultations with policyholders impacted by Cyclone Seroja at the end of August and early September.

About Cyclone Seroja

On 14 April, the Insurance Council of Australia declared an Insurance Catastrophe for impacted parts of Western Australia from Tropical Cyclone Seroja. The cyclone made landfall late Sunday 11 April, with the coastal town of Kalbarri, taking the brunt of Seroja, as did the community of Northampton.

Tropical Cyclone Seroja severely damaged homes, businesses, communications, and road infrastructure as well as the electricity service, across a number of West Australian communities.

Catastrophe 213: Cyclone Seroja

Claims incurred

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305

MILLION

Claims count

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7.1

Thousand

Outstanding count

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2.5

THOUSAND

Closed rate

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65

PERCENT

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* As at November 2021

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