Crawford & Company Response to Tropical Cyclone Debbie, 13 April 2017

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The aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Debbie brought with it significant damage to the Queensland coastal regions from Mackay to the Whitsundays. Heavy rain has caused localised flooding in areas around Rockhampton and in northern New South Wales around Lismore and Murwillumbah. Fortunately, flood levies did not rise as high as expected in Rockhampton, sparing many residents and business owners from damage. Our thoughts are with the many thousands affected by this event.

Andrew Bart, Crawford’s CEO Asia Pacific said “Crawford’s priority as the situation develops is to help policyholders and maintain a constant line of communication with clients to keep them informed,” said Andrew Bart, Crawford CEO Asia Pacific. “Damages to such a widespread geographical area presents logistical challenges but our team has moved base from McKay to Airlie Beach, reducing travel time and improving the response times for our clients and their customers.  We have an experienced team well versed in managing under similar conditions and able to deal with these challenges.”

Crawford is rotating its team of adjusters over the holiday period to ensure we maintain the momentum for our clients and balance this with the well-being of our staff. We have additional adjusters on the ground and further resources continuing to rotate through the affected area.

If you require further information please contact:

Elizabeth West

Catastrophe Manager

0439 391 365

03 8646 9654


Adam Noble

QLD State Manager

+61 0439 024 585

+61 07 3230 4409


Peter O’Donoghue

Catastrophe Logistical Manager Mackay

+610407 173 333

+61 7 5501 7110


Stuart Elliott

National Manager – Contractor Connection

0481 037 301

02 4224 2858


Tim Jarman

Chief Operating Officer

0429 138 857

02 8022 7401



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