Cape communities cleaning up after TC Trevor

As residents of Lockhardt River and Arukun in Cape York began the clean-up in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone (TC) Trevor, RACQ has urged those impacted to lodge their insurance claims.

The Bureau of Meteorology says the category three system is currently located south-west of Arukun and continued to move south towards the Northern Territory.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross encouraged impacted residents to lodge their insurance claims as soon as it was safe to do so.

“We want to be able to be there for our members when they need us,” Ms Ross said.

“So if you’ve been hit by this storm, lodge your claim by phoning us on 13 7202, or contact us online and we can call you back at a later time when it suits you best.”

Ms Ross said once residents lodged a claim, they could begin the clean-up process.

“Don’t wait to remove any obvious health and safety hazards from around your home,” she said.

“Things like broken glass or damp carpets and curtains that can easily attract mould should be disposed of straight away.

“If you can, take photos of anything you’re throwing out, as this can assist with the claims process.”