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La Niña and its impact on business

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has declared that La Niña has developed in the Pacific Ocean, upgrading from a La Niña Alert status to an active event.

What is La Niña

  • La Niña is an event that typically brings above-average rainfall for Australia, particularly across eastern, central and northern regions.
  • This may result in torrential rain, floods, cyclones and storms, all of which can have a big impact on your home, business and the wider community.

Review your insurances

  • Call us to review your cover and make sure you have the right – and adequate – insurance in place.
  • Take a close look at your policy exclusions, especially flood. We can explain the ins and outs.
  • Consider business interruption insurance
  • Will disruption to your suppliers affect your business, as has happened to many during COVID-19?

Practical ways to prepare

  • Get regular building inspections completed of your home and workplace and follow the recommendations.
  • Maintain roofs and guttering, and ensure your buildings are watertight.
  • Check your drainage and consult with your council if there are local drainage issues.
  • Develop an evacuation plan for you, your employees and your family.

Be prepared this summer, and get a plan in place before severe weather strikes.

 

Sources: http://media.bom.gov.au/releases/799/bureau-of-meteorology-raises-la-nina-status-to-active/ 

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