New figures show the Gold Coast was the hardest hit by storms across Queensland during spring with La Nina expected to cause similar dramas across summer.
NRMA Insurance had a record number of claims for weather damage over the last three months with just under 10,000 across Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT.
That’s up around 35 per cent on the average weather claims in spring.
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The Gold Coast had the highest number in Queensland, accounting for 22.5 per cent of all claims in the state.
That was followed by the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, and Logan-Beaudesert.
Arundel was also the worst affected suburb in the entire state, followed by Parkwood, Southport and Nerang.
The other suburbs on the Gold Coast most impacted by spring storms include Ormeau, Helensvale, Coomera, Yatala, Oxenford, Gaven and Upper Coomera.
NRMA Insurance Executive Manager Natural Perils, Mark Leplastrier warns severe storms are likely to feature prominently over the next three months.
“Spring featured some of the most unpredictable and extreme weather we have seen in many years, and with a La Niña system now declared, we could be in for more wet weather over summer,” Mr Leplastrier said.
The most impacted suburbs in the Gold Coast region in spring 2021 were:
- Gaven & Upper Coomera (equal 10th)