A tropical cyclone is an intense tropical storm characterized 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 cyclone season:
For weather early warning information related to tropical cyclones, you can refer to the official website of the Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Board (BMKG) and the National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) as follows: