Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Insurer cuts Roma premiums after flood levee work

By Fidelis Rego, Friday July 25, 2014 - 10:27 EST

Queensland's biggest insurer says it is cutting insurance premiums for customers in Roma because the risk of natural disasters affecting the town has dropped.

In 2012, Suncorp refused to write new policies after the town was hit by record floods a year earlier.

A levee has now been built around part of the town and Suncorp says it will drop premiums by about 45 per cent on average.


© ABC 2014

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Intense thunderstorms hit NE NSW, SE QLD

18:37 EDT

Severe thunderstorms caused damage in northeastern New South Wales and southeast Queensland on Sunday and should do so again during the next few days.

Dangerous storms heading toward south-east Queensland coast, roofs ripped off houses in Warwick

18:33 EDT

A very dangerous thunderstorm moving across south-east Queensland is heading toward Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Hail storm damages hospital at Lismore in NSW, roof of maternity ward collapses

17:57 EDT

Several people including babies have been rescued from Lismore Base Hospital in northern New South Wales after the roof of the maternity ward collapsed.