Gregorio Borgia Associated Press A man makes its way through a flooded street in Tuscany, Italy, November 3, 2023. “Ciaran” hit several countries on the European Atlantic coast, including Italy.
With 1.3 billion euros in estimated damage, the financial toll from the Ciaran and Domingos storms is among the highest in climatic episodes in France, France said on Monday Insurers.
These bad weather which hit the north-west of France between November 1 and 5 “caused a total of 517,000 claims” and “the total cost amounts to 1.3 billion euros”, according to this organization.
The two storms, which left three dead and at least fifty injured in France, mainly swept the west and north of the country, as well as Corsica in the Mediterranean.
From a point of material view, “Ciaran and Domingos already rank fifth among the most devastating storms in mainland France,” explains France Assureurs.
Ciaranhit several countries on the European Atlantic coast – France, Great Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands, mainly, as well as Italy – and Domingos, which followed, but in a less violent manner, especially affected the west of France.
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Lothar and Martin, which swept across France at the end of December 1999, were by far the most devastating: 92 people were killed and the damage cost insurers 7 billion euros at the time, the equivalent of 13.8 billion euros today, taking into account inflation, according to France Assureurs.
Next come Daria, Herta and < i>Vivian in 1990 (3.4 billion in current euros), Klaus and Quinten in 2009 (2.6 billion) and Xynthia< /i> in 2010 (2.0 billion).
More recently, the damage from storm Alex, which devastated the Nice hinterland on October 2, 2020 and Menton, on the Côte d'Azur, were estimated at at least one billion euros.
As for hurricane Irma which swept the islands of Saint -Martin and Saint-Barthélémy, in the French West Indies, in September 2017, the total cost of damage was estimated at 3 billion euros, including 1.9 billion for insured property.
For < i>Ciaran and Domingos, “91% of losses concern private homes, 5% concern professional, agricultural and local authority property and finally 4% concern automobiles”, specifies the sector federation.