The Miller family had their roof torn off “like a tin of sardines” in the 2015 cyclone (cyclone Marcia). We upgraded roofing to more storm-resilient materials and moved external electricals to safer parts of the home, helping them feel more confident in the event of a future cyclone.
Brad and Rockhampton Mayor Tony Williams talk about the effect of extreme storms. We assessed Brad’s house and upgraded it to withstand more severe storms and fire impact with Crimsafe shutters, created a storm enclosure and added louvered awnings to help protect the house from flying debris.
The Thomas family suffered major hail damage from a previous storm. We upgraded their old Queenslander with new gutter guards to prevent water ingress and maintained the trees to further help protect the house. The Thomas family learnt the importance for everyone to protect their house from future weather events.
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Natural hazard resilience has long been a focus for Suncorp, with many other initiatives both existing and in progress. Suncorp Insurance’s Cyclone Resilience Benefit was introduced in 2016 and is available for eligible Home Insurance customers in North Queensland, providing reduced premiums for customers who undertake building improvements to prepare for cyclones4.
An Australian first for Home Insurance. It’s our commitment to help create more resilient homes. It means that if your home is substantially damaged, we’ll rebuild it stronger with recommended resilience options up to $10,000, in addition to your sum insured, all designed to help withstand severe weather5.
Watch this video from Steve Johnston our Suncorp Group CEO, outlining the importance of Resilience Rd.