Flood claims hit $43.8m
Canterbury households, farms and businesses have lodged $43.8 million of flood claims. The region was hit by torrential rain between May 29 and June 1, creating floods which damaged homes, land and crops. The Insurance Council of New Zealand said 3538 claims had been lodged and 2327 came from homeowners. There were 288 claims for damage to vehicles. There were 842 commercial and business-related claims, and 77 claims for crop and livestock losses.