Insurance: the cost of damage caused by storms exceeds 1.2 billion euros in just one month

Late May hailstorms

The violent storms at the end of May caused between May 20 and May 23 93,000 claims at a cost of 323 million euros.

June storm waves

Bad weather, in particular hailstorms, affected many French regions between June 2 and 5, causing 258,000 claims at an estimated cost of 940 million euros. In total, there are therefore 1,263 million euros in damage recorded by insurers.

Between June 2 and 5, 2022, meteorological phenomena crossed metropolitan France. They affected three quarters of France:

  • on Friday June 3, 2022, thunderstorms hit the Southwest going up to the Massif Central, with strong gusts of wind, heavy rain and hailstorms,
  • on Saturday June 4, 2022, these storms became widespread and affected many regions. Météo France has announced an orange vigilance level for 65 departments, which is exceptional. Various phenomena were noted, from hail to mudslides, until the evening and the night from Saturday to Sunday in the Grand-Est.

The state of natural disaster has been recognized for several municipalities which have suffered damage related to floods and mudslides following these bad weather. Insurers quickly mobilized to deal with the influx of claims. In total, these bad weather from June 2 to 5 caused 258,000 claims for an estimated cost of 940 million euros: 410 million euros for homes or 44% and 370 million euros or 39% for cars. They also hit professional goods for 90 million euros (10%) and agricultural goods and crops for 70 million euros (7%).

Florence LUSTMAN, President of France Assureurs: “ These two meteorological episodes which crossed France had dramatic consequences for many of our fellow citizens. Insurers are fully committed on the ground to their policyholders in order to support them in the face of the consequences of these bad weather. »

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