South in storm front

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

LO­CAL sub­urbs have fea­tured in a list of Perth ar­eas hard­est hit by storms, with one in­surer pay­ing out close to $3 mil­lion in claims over a re­cent four-year stretch.

Data re­leased by the RAC shows it paid out more than $66 mil­lion in in­sur­ance claims be­tween June 2012 and June 2016 to Perth mem­bers whose prop­er­ties had been dam­aged in a ma­jor weather event.

Peo­ple liv­ing in the 6163 post­code – which cov­ers Sam­son, O’Con­nor, Spear­wood, Kardinya, Hil­ton, North Lake, North Coogee, Bi­bra Lake, Cool­bellup and Hamil­ton Hill – made the third most claims of any area in Perth.

About $2.9 mil­lion in claims were paid for the 6163 post­code over the four years.

Storms in July 2014 and May 2016 drove up that fig­ure, with a 2014 event caus­ing sig­nif­i­cant dam­age in O’Con­nor and Beel­iar, though storm claims from Hamil­ton Hill and Spear­wood were com­mon.

6163 was be­hind the south­ern post­code of 6210 – which in­cludes the sub­urbs of Fal­con, Dud­ley Park, Ersk­ine, Halls Head and Madora Bay – with res­i­dents there mak­ing the most claims.

Res­i­dents in 6027 (Bel­don, Con­nolly, Edge­wa­ter, Ocean Reef, Joon­dalup, Mul­laloo and Heathridge) were listed sec­ond.

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