NFU Mutual, which insures many homes and businesses in rural areas has said they are expecting to pay around £20m in claims for damaged caused by Storm Ciara.
Paul Branch, NFU Mutual head of claims said, “Storm Ciara is one of the worst storms to hit the UK for several years and we’ll be paying out in the region of £20m to help our customers get back into their homes and businesses as quickly as possible.
“Even at this early stage we are also aware of more than 1,000 claims for Storm Dennis, and we expect the numbers to continue to increase as more customers submit their claims for damage.
“The number of severe flood warnings is decreasing with water starting to make its way to rivers, so thankfully we’re expecting the situation on the ground to start getting better for most regions.
“We remain concerned about customers in Tewkesbury, Wales and Herefordshire and the Lake District.”