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Claims numbers from the the Auckland Anniversary Flood and Cyclone Gabrielle events will be somewhere in the vicinity of the claim volume experienced from the Canterbury Earthquakes, according to Mr Mark Jones, chief broking officer of the Crombie Lockwood, one of New Zealand's leading insurance broking companies.
Provisional general insurance claims data for Cyclone Gabrielle, released by the Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) show that over 40,000 claims have been recorded to date, worth around NZ$890m ($557m).