UK storm payout 'may hit £350m'
The storms caused widespread damage
across the UK. Insurers could face a £350m bill for the damage caused by storms
that swept across the UK in January, experts say.
Winter storm Kyrill battered Europe
on 18 January, 2007, and led to 13 UK deaths. Despite the devastation it caused,
the Association of British Insurers (ABI) said the event would be only the
eighth most expensive UK weather incident. High winds that hit the country in
the first few weeks of 1990 - costing insurers £3.37bn - remain the most
expensive for insurers.
Source: BBC.co.uk Date: Tuesday, 20
Script: Insurance Claim
Tom: Why are you looking so pleased
Sam: I’ve just received a cheque for
£2000 from my insurance company.
Tom: For what?
Sam: For my garage – it was destroyed
in the storm.
Tom: What garage?
Sam: My garage.
Tom: But you don’t have one – how can
you possibly claim insurance.
Sam: Well I did have one – it was
destroyed in the storm of 1990.
Tom: And did you not get an insurance
Sam: Of course I did – but that
doesn’t stop me claiming every time there’s a bad storm – this is my fifth