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Wet Weather Sparks EQC Claims

Voxy Newswire
Voxy Newswire
Wet Weather Sparks EQC Claims

The Earthquake Commission has received 20 claims for damage from the recent wet weather, mainly from the northern parts of the South Island. Fifteen are from the Marlborough District and one each are from Stratford, Waitomo, Lower Hutt, Kapiti and Buller.

“EQC insures against landslip damage to residential property and residential land damage caused by storm and flood,” the chief executive of the Earthquake Commission, Ian Simpson, said today.

“It does not insure buildings and contents against storm or flood damage.

“We have had some calls from people with flood damage to buildings and contents and have had to tell them to call their private insurer.

“Typically landslips are associated with wet weather and we insure residential land, buildings and contents against this peril.

“However, in cases where flood or storm damages residential property, our cover is limited to land.

“EQC does of course cover residential land, buildings and contents, against damage from earthquakes, volcanic eruption, tsunami and hydrothermal activity,” Mr Simpson concluded.

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