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New Zealand: Insurer FMG deals with claims for windstorm-damaged irrigation systems

December 9, 2013 - 6:00am

Insurer FMG said it is dealing with a little over 250 irrigation claims worth and aggregate $6.8 million New Zealand ($5.6 million) because of damages caused by September’s freak windstorms, TVNZ reported.

The insurer has only settled half of the claims. Several Canterbury crop farmers are facing major financial troubles as many irrigation systems that were damaged in the windstorms still need fixing. The windstorms damaged 800 irrigation systems around mid and north Canterbury, New Zealand.

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