A story originally published in the Gold Coast Sun reports that, according to data from NRMA Insurance, suburbs Mudgeeraba, Robina and Varsity Lakes have scored the top three ranks as the most storm-affected suburbs on the Gold Coast.
The stats also show Mudgeeraba is in the top three storm-affected suburbs in Queensland, trailing only Proserpine and Cannonvale in Mackay.
Risk to property
According to NRMA and the State Emergency Service, 30% of all homeowners in Queensland have not taken any measures to prepare their home for the upcoming storm season.
It also shows 18% recognise that storms pose the biggest risk to their property. "It's concerning that Queensland residents underestimate the impact of storms," NRMA Insurance head of shared value Ramana James said.
"Storm season has kicked off to a thundering start, with many parts of the state experiencing their wettest October on record," Mr James said.
"Heavy storms have also resulted in flash flooding, and damage to properties has been common in many parts of Queensland."
Lack of preparation
The research also revealed that only one in four (26%) Queensland residents regularly maintain their home in case a storm hits.
The lack of preparation by Queenslanders may also explain why only 41% of people believe their community is ready to respond to an emergency.
The data also showed the Gold Coast was the third most storm-affected region in Queensland during the last financial year - with 14% of all storm claims made in the state.
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