A Tropical Cyclone is an intense tropical storm characterised by violent winds, dangerous storm surge, torrential rain and flooding.
These extreme weather events can be highly destructive, causing severe damage to buildings and property, interrupting business activities and endangering lives.
According to data published by the Insurance Council of Australia, Cyclone Debbie (2017) and Cyclone Yasi (2011) each resulted in estimated insured losses in excess of $1.5 billion.
Fortunately, advances in technology and weather tracking have made it easier to detect these storms before they make landfall.
Proper preparation can help to dramatically reduce damage and avoid the loss of life.
Here are Chubb’s top 10 tips to help you prepare for the Australian cyclone season (from November to April).
For further advice on cyclone preparation and safety procedures, we recommend reading this useful checklist published by the Bureau of Meteorology: http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/about/checklist.shtml
Chubb also has a team of dedicated risk engineers who can assist you in preparing for the cyclone season.
For more information, please contact Risk.Engineering.firstname.lastname@example.org