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Local Tradies Help Clean up After the Hunter Region’s ‘Super Storm’


Flooded roadThe recent super storm sure made a mess of Newcastle and the Hunter region. Trees fell on homes damaging a large number of properties across the Hunter whilst flooded roads made transport both difficult and dangerous. The SES have done an amazing job of helping the community stay safe and Ausgrid workers were kept busy restoring power to thousands of home owners who experienced widespread blackouts lasting more than a week in some cases.

Many homeowners have roofs and fences in need of serious repair. Not to mention schools and workplaces that closed due to flooding and power shortages. The wind and rain that came with the massive ‘east coast low’ played havoc with homes and properties all across the Hunter Region.

Local Newcastle and Maitland region builders, carpenters, electricians, plumbers and many other tradesmen are currently working hard to help replace guttering, roofs, walls, tv antennas and other damage to homes and businesses around the area. Getting back to normal will take time, but many local Hunter region tradesmen are working overtime to make that happen.

Insurance Claims in the Hunter Region

Insurance companies have been inundated with claims and enquiries since the storm calmed. Things are slowly getting back to normal, though it is possible you will need to hire tradesmen or handymen to help with repairs around your home. Don’t forget that when lodging your insurance claim you can ask your insurance company to support local tradespeople. Using a company listed on Buildlocal.com.au to carry out any storm damage maintenance work around the home or workplace helps support our local community.

ThTrees fell throughout the Hunter regione Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) is the representative body of the general insurance industry in Australia. They have activated a disaster hotline – 1800 734 621 – to help affected residents who are not sure which insurer they are with, or who have general inquiries about the claims process. This is not a claims hotline and it cannot assist callers with information about government assistance.

The ICA website Understanding Insurance has a section detailing disaster recovery tips, including important websites and information about government initiatives.

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April 29, 2015 |

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