SEQ storms 2020/2021.. be prepared

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  1. gman65

    gman65 Well-Known Member

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    As has already been hinted at in the last week or so, late 2020, and early 2021 (or even late 2021) are likely to give the biggest chance of major storm damage and mass flooding since 2010 for the Brisbane and SEQ area.

    Off the back of a very big drought, expect it to swing very much the other way.

    This year has been declared by the BOM a Little Girl (La Niña event) which means much greater chance of heavy rainfall in the east and north of Australia. Get ready for the rain: La Niña is here

    Get prepared and make sure all your properties are well prepared to handle storm and extreme rain conditions asap. Many will be caught out who have not experienced "real" storm conditions as the drought has been in control the last 5+ years.

    Expect insurance premiums to rise even further in 2021..
     
  2. samiam

    samiam Well-Known Member

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    My god! I am hoping Brisbane to go up so that I’d sell my ip at peak. I guess boom n Brisbane will never go together!
     
  3. kierank

    kierank Well-Known Member

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    It is a weather warning, not an end-of-the-world warning
     
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  4. gman65

    gman65 Well-Known Member

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    I guess it's mainly to make sure gutters are cleaned, roofs aren't leaking, dodgy drainage is sorted and dangerous tree branches are clipped on any properties. It is hard to do too much more.

    Some areas seem to cop it more than others.

    But didn't take long since I posted until major storms caused millions in damages:
    Australia storms: catastrophe declared in Queensland over $50m hail damage

    More to come..
     
  5. Stoffo

    Stoffo Well-Known Member

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    From the article in @MTR post above
    Cars make up 60% of the claims but roofs, skylights and solar panels were damaged too
    Yet many fill their garage with junk and park the expensive car in the open :confused:
     
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    willair Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    One can only wonder how much the insurance premiums will increase ,as the two I'm just about to pay in a few days time went up over 20 percent from the previous year ,and this is only the start in cyclone alley..imho..
     
  7. Marg4000

    Marg4000 Well-Known Member

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    Don’t panic!!
    Summer storms are the norm for Brisbane.
    Just prepare as you do every year.
     
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