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Cyclone Seroja’s southerly path raises insurance challenges

April 23, 2021

Cyclone Seroja has caused extensive damage to WA farming properties in addition to towns close to the coast, while the rare path of the storm and its intensity has left a range of rebuilding and insurance challenges, a Sedgwick loss adjuster says.

Seroja tracked unusually south to make landfall on April 11 between Kalbarri and Geraldton, and unexpectedly held its intensity to hit as a category 3 cyclone, bringing the strongest winds to the region in more than 50 years.

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