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Bad weather from May 20 to 23 will cost 323 million euros, according to France Assureurs

2022-06-08T15:17:08.317Z

The two main cost items are automobile damage, for 131 million euros, as well as on homes, for 127 million.



The two stormy waves which hit Vendée, Loire-Atlantique and also the South-West of France between May 20 and 23 will cost 323 million euros, according to a first estimate unveiled on Wednesday by the professional federation of insurers. .

This amount reflects 93,000 claims, according to the same source, but does not include the damage caused by a second wave of stormy events that crossed France between June 3 and 5, during the Pentecost weekend.

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The two main cost items are automobile damage, for 131 million euros, as well as on homes, for 127 million.

For example, around 340 homes in Indre were damaged on the night of May 22 to 23 by violent storms accompanied by hailstorms which also broke car windows, according to the prefecture.

A total of 350 firefighters had been mobilized in the department for some 500 interventions and 1,500 distress calls, according to the departmental council.

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The bad weather also hit professional goods for 54 million euros and agricultural goods and crops for 11 million euros, adds France Assureurs.

While it is still too early to estimate the number and cost of claims between June 3 and 5, insurers are fully mobilized alongside their policyholders to speed up compensation procedures and respond as quickly as possible to their needs

”, also indicates France Assureurs in its press release.

This unusual meteorological phenomenon caused "

15 injuries, including two serious ones and one person who died in Rouen

", according to the report drawn up before the press on Sunday morning by the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin.

Source: lefigaro

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