Crawford Response to Tropical Cyclone Debbie – 31 March 2017

Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie has caused significant damage to the Queensland coastal region from Mackay to the Whitsundays. The towns of Bowen, Proserpine, Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands are amongst the worst affected. Many homes and businesses remain without power in Bowen, Proserpine and Airlie Beach. Facilities are limited and access issues continue to hamper disaster relief efforts. STC Debbie moved off shore and subsequently developed into a coastal low with gale force winds, sea swells of up to 5m and heavy rain across the north coast of New South Wales. Torrential rain has caused localised flooding. The Wilsons River in Lismore has burst its banks and inundated the town causing extensive damage

The Crawford team has responded rapidly with a force of over 20 local adjusters located on the ground in Mackay and Bowen. Interstate and international resources will arrive over the weekend. In order to maximise efficiency, our team will locate nearer to the affected areas as soon as access permits and accommodation can be secured. We are also hiring additional support staff to create further capacity.

Crawford Drone has provided our clients with insightful footage that will inform decisions and ultimately speed up action for claimants. To engage Crawford Drone, please contact a member of our team.

GTS has some of its most experienced personnel in transit to the Whitsundays plus CFAS adjusters. CRD building consultants are also available in the affected area.

If you require further information please contact:

Elizabeth West

Catastrophe Manager

+61 0439 391 365

+61 03 8646 9654

Adam Noble

QLD State Manager

+61 0439 024 585

+61 07 3230 4409

Peter O’Donoghue

Catastrophe Logistical Manager Mackay

+61 0407 173 333

+61 07 5501 7110

Stuart Elliott

National Manager – Contractor Connection

+61 0481 037 301

+61 02 4224 2858

Tim Jarman

Chief Operating Officer

+61 0429 138 857

+61 02 8022 7401

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