"Some of the assessments have been very brash and on the spot, rather than allowing residents and households to compile the information and have a conversation with the insurance companies and claim assessors", Ms Trad told reporters on Saturday.
"I've seen first-hand the damage and destruction brought on by this unprecedented disaster, but I've also seen the incredible resilience of North Queenslanders on display and I have no doubt that the recovery effort will foster a new-found sense of unity and co-operation among these communities".
And the Insurance Council of Australia says the bill will continue to rise as people return to sodden homes and businesses.
The Townsville Bulletin understands Primer Minister Scott Morrison, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, several ministers, local mayors, Australian Defence Force and emergency management representatives are assessing responses to the flood crisis in North Queensland.
But the mopping up will not be helped by the hot and humid heatwave conditions the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting for Townsville this week.
About 13,560 insurance claims amounting to more than $165 million have been lodged after more than a year's rainfall was dumped on large swathes of north and western Queensland within days.
Ms Palaszcuk said the Major-General would be supported locally by senior Queensland Police Service Superintendent Mark Plath to provide the Queensland Government with critical insights on how we can best assist communities on their road to recovery. "It made you feel sick in the stomach", she told national broadcaster ABC.
"These hard working family businesses have done the right thing, they've paid their premiums and now they have been devastated by this disaster", Ms Frecklington said.
The 35-year-old Townsville man was one of three on board a boat at Groper Creek when it crashed into a submerged jetty close to Hinkson Esplanade about 5.35pm on Friday.
However, the financial impact on farmers in the state's interior may not be known for weeks as rural communities from Longreach to Charters Towers, and north to Kowanyama on Cape York Peninsula, remain surrounded by floodwaters.
Drought-stricken graziers, who are estimated to have lost a staggering 300,000 head of cattle, have been using helicopters to find their surviving cattle isolated on high-ground. "There's some people who've lost everything, every beast they own, so there's no income at all".
Some graziers have reported seeing piles of up to 500 head of dead cattle piled up in paddock corners after becoming weakened and disoriented.