February 21, 2018 09:45
According to the monthly Global Catastrophe Recap ofAon Benfield, which assesses the impact of natural disasters in the world, the storms that struck Europe in January have cost to european insurers more than 2 billion u.s. dollars (G$ US).
“When we look at the three storms and the insured losses that they have caused in Europe, the results are already comparable to the results obtained for the year 2017 in full,” explains the analyst of the team to forecast the impact of disasters at Aon, Michal Lörinc.
The storm the most expensive since 2007
The storms Friederike, Eleanor and Carmen have touched the centre and the west of Europe. According to the German Federation of insurance companies, Friederike is the storm that claimed the most expensive in damages in Germany from Kyrill in 2007. The preliminary results have estimated that the claims paid were approximately 1.24 G US$. Other regional carriers reported claims paid exceeding us $ 125 million (US$ M). The storm Eleanor and Carmen, have resulted in insured losses of several hundred million dollars, according to the report.
Elsewhere in the world
The report of Aon cites several other natural disasters that have occurred elsewhere in the world in the month of January. In Canada, the mild weather and rain of the second week of January caused flooding and road closures in the east of the country, particularly in Quebec and in the maritime provinces. The total economic losses and insured has been valued at tens of millions of dollars (USD).
In the United States, the cold intense, and the storm that hit the east coast us during the first week of January resulted in damage of about$ 1.1 MILLION US.