With the Bureau of Meteorology releasing a flood watch for all northern Tasmanian river basins and heavy rain expected to fall, RACT Insurance has warned residents to use extreme caution when using the roads this weekend.
RACT Insurance CEO Trent Sayers said motorists should remain vigilant at all times and avoid driving through flood or storm water.
“With the significant rainfall forecast for the north of the state, comes an increased risk when driving,” said Mr Sayers.
“In particular, at no point should any motorist attempt to drive through flooded areas, especially if the water is moving.
“RACT Insurance is expecting a spike in claims due to the hazardous conditions.
“We have ensured our local claims staff and services are positioned and ready to respond if required.
“RACT Insurance is urging all policyholders who are affected by any flash flooding or high winds to call 13 27 22 and lodge a claim as soon as possible.
“The sooner customers lodge their claims, the sooner we can go about assessing and fixing the damage caused by the conditions.
“We urge anyone affected to call us as soon as possible.”
People who have experienced damage to their home, contents or vehicle, or think their property may be unsafe due to damage caused by the conditions are encouraged to contact RACT Insurance on 13 27 22.