Merlin’s Belfast office has been on high alert and Adjusters worked through the night, attending affected properties. The company took a proactive stance, mobilising personnel, sourcing local intelligence and contacting clients and their policyholders yesterday evening. Adjusters from Merlin’s dedicated Belfast office have been providing mitigation advice and are today dealing with an influx of flood claims following two inches of rain falling in under two hours. South and East Belfast, Dunmurray and Lisburn areas have been particularly badly affected.
Merlin is handling numerous properties currently, which have been evacuated while rescue work and property inspections are undertaken. There is a vast spectrum of damage with impact costs presently ranging from between £5,000 to £150,000 per property. Where necessary, policyholders have been provided with emergency alternative accommodation.
Russell Crewe, Loss Adjusting & Claims Services Director at Merlin commented: “We are continuing to monitor the situation and expect further instructions as the turbulent weather continues. Our immediate and co-ordinated proactive response has seen policyholder visits taking place at an exceptional rate. Additional resource has also been identified and is ready to go at a moment’s notice. We are keeping clients regularly updated as the situation unfolds.”