South Island windstorms drive up 2021 extreme weather claims total

An Insurance Business Magazine article.

A series of windstorms that struck most of the South Island in September has lifted 2021 extreme weather insured losses to $321.6 million, a $16.7 million increase from the previous tally.

Gale-force winds battered several southern areas, particularly Canterbury, from Sept. 9 to Sept. 13, causing 4,346 claims, according to the Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ). Of these claims, 2,360 were domestic, 1,337 were commercial, and 583 were for motor.

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