The Ciaran and Domingos storms caused some 1.3 billion euros in damage, according to an estimate published Monday by the France Insurers federation, one of the largest financial results linked to storms in France.
As a reminder, France and more particularly Brittany, Normandy, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, New Aquitaine and Corsica successively faced storms Ciaran and Domingos. They unfortunately caused several deaths. Numerous damages to property were also noted after the passage of bad weather: roofs torn off, damaged cars, water infiltration into houses, etc.
According to France Assureurs “91% of these losses concern private homes, 5% concern professional, agricultural and local authority property and finally 4% concern automobiles”.
“Excluding recent floods in the Pas-de-Calais and Nord departments”, “bad weather caused a total of 517,000 claims” and “the total cost amounts to 1.3 billion euros”, of which “84% concern private housing, 12% of professional, agricultural and local community property and 4% of automobiles” underlines the organization.
Ciaran and Domingos already rank fifth among the most devastating storms in mainland France, after Lothar and Martin in 1999 (13.8 billion euros), Daria, Herta and Vivian in 1990 (3.4 billion euros), Klaus and Quinten in 2009 (2.6 billion euros) and Xynthia in 2010 (2.0 billion euros).