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World Australian States Start Clean-Up From Fires With Claims Rising

04:41  18 january  2020
04:41  18 january  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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(Bloomberg) -- The New South Wales government will coordinate the clean-up of insured and uninsured residential and commercial properties after the state recorded the most number of houses destroyed in the deadly wildfires.

Under the plan, the state government will appoint major contractors to do the work, which will include the clearing of asbestos-contaminated and fire-impacted materials, dangerous debris and trees and the removal of concrete slab foundations.

“Cleaning up eligible destroyed properties will ensure that these costs are not deducted from funds available under residents’ insurance policies for rebuilding,” Deputy Premier John Barilaro said Saturday.

While rain in the past few days has helped tame conflagrations, the fire season isn’t over yet. The first of four large airtankers arrived in Australia from the U.S. Saturday morning to boost aerial firefighting capability during the ongoing bushfire emergency.

The Insurance Council of Australia reported claims between Nov. 8 and Jan. 17 had reached A$1.41 billion ($970 million). That’s up 42% from Jan. 10.

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Australian authorities say a fourth person has died in a week of massive bushfires on the nation's east Crews are still battling over 120 fires in NSW and Queensland, but locals in Western Australia have What's happening in Western Australia ? Several fires escalated across the state 's coast on

Wildfires burning across four Australian states that day destroyed hundreds of properties and Dozens of fires were burning in neighboring Victoria state . Read more: Australian bushfires: The Australia bushfires rack up massive carbon bill. Local media reported a large number of fish dying in

Steven Lam, a Bloomberg Intelligence insurance analyst, said total insurance losses for Australia’s 2019-20 bushfires could reach billions of dollars.

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“The key cause was the surge in number of cases, up 45% to 16,380. Whilst the cost per claim stabilized at A$86,000, it may still climb higher when commercial claims come in,” he said.

The catastrophic blazes have claimed 28 lives, killed an estimated 1 billion animals and have destroyed more than 2,700 homes as an area almost the size of England burned.

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