Get Ready: Preparing your customers for winter weather

Last updated on 30 May 2024
A flooded road

For many Australians, winters are a welcome respite from our sweltering summers. However, winter can also be defined by its extreme weather changes.

This winter, with climate change continuing to weave its complex patterns, there’s an increased risk of extreme weather events. For your customers, it’s sensible to expect lashing storms, sudden hail and floods as winter unfolds.

Mark O’Connor, Allianz National Manager Claims Technical & Business Operations said, “This winter in Australia, I expect we’ll see flooding occur more from localised weather events in our southern states. As our northern states head out of their monsoonal season, they may not see flooding to the same levels.” 

When, where and how weather strikes is beyond our control. But with proactive measures, your customers can protect their loved ones, homes, and businesses against extreme weather.

 “For some, a significant weather event may only cause minor damage to their property, but for others it can leave them homeless. Because we don’t know the impacts until they pass, the best action customers can take is to prepare their property.” 

It's also important for your customers to check their insurance policies to ensure they have the right coverage for their specific needs.

Mark O’Connor added, “By encouraging their customers to review their insurance  our partners can help reduce the risk that a significant weather event could be financially devastating for their customers. Make sure your customers have the right sort of cover for their personal needs and the right sums insured to meet the losses they may incur.“

Download relevant apps on your mobile phone, including the BOM Weather app and ABC Radio.
Include tinned food, a tin-opener, water, a first-aid kit, blankets, warm clothing, spare batteries, matches, and gloves.
Gather sentimental, important, and valuable items, documents, and photos, so you can take them with you if you need to evacuate.
Help your customers get ready for changing weather by sharing these weather preparedness tips and resources.

For more information on how you can help your customers be ready for extreme winter weather, download our weather preparedness guides:  

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