Define facts on flooding
FLOODS occur because the sea or a river rises or it rains, so it shouldn’t be too hard for the insurance industry to reach a standard definition, Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten says. The matter came to a head after recent severe flooding. Many home owners discovered they weren’t covered. ‘‘ There’s three or four categories of water inundation,’’ Mr Shorten told reporters in Brisbane on Friday. ‘‘ It either comes from the sea, a storm or it may be come from a storm in a different part which leads to river levels rising and then you get flooded.