Over €10 million in storm damage claims filed
The heavy rains and thunderstorms that moved across the Netherlands on Monday resulted in about 10 million euros worth of damage, according to the Association of Insurers rough estimation based on the damage claims filed so far, NU.nl reports. The claims mostly involved damage to buildings, cars and housing content. Most of the claims came from the eastern part of the country, Gelderland and Twente in particular. The exact amount in damages will only be known in a few weeks, once all the damage claims were received and evaluated. According to the association, insurers saw a significant increase damage claims due to heave rainfalls caused by climate change in recent years. On average downpours account for about 90 million euros in damages every year. Some climate scenarios have that amount increaseing to 200 million euros per year.