After the rain, the loss reports were pouring in, too.
Insurance companies have received loss reports worth hundreds of millions of forints because of the storms over the weekend and the extreme weather in the last couple of days, the insurance companies told MTI, reported mfor.hu.
Groupama has received over 2,600 loss reports regarding home insurances since the constant downpour over the weekend, the damages are worth nearly 300,000,000 forints, which is about €927,685. The company got the most reports from Novaj, Heves county, 122 reports total.
The storms have caused an outstanding number of damages, one-third of loss reports came because of them, and the expected amount for the damages will be over 100,000,000 forints (€309,230). The number of reports has gone up in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, Heves, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok and Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén counties.
Employees of the insurance company are continuously assessing the damages when the damages are reported, Groupama speeds up the process, and often pays on the day of the on-site inspection, or the day after, and in cases of more significant damages, they pay an advance when needed.
The loss reports can be given online on www.groupamadirekt.hu under the “Írjon nekünk/Write us!” option, on the phone 06 1 467 3500, through fax, or in person at the customer service offices.
Aegon paid more than 72,000,000 forints (€222,650) for damages to clients as of Monday evening, most of their clients reported damages from East Hungary.
So far, 4,200 loss reports were received by Aegon, and they are expecting about 6,000 in total because of last week’s weather. They will settle more claims throughout the week, worth of almost 26,000,000 forints (€80,400).
The average rate of damages is below last fall’s storm season; it is around 50,000 forints (€155). The most reports, 1082, were made because of the storm, 647 because of hail, 784 because of lightning strikes and 869 because of the rainstorm. From Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, 696 claims were registered, 443 from Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, and 326 from Baranya county.
Most major storms were in Transdanubia over the weekend. Firefighters had to step in in 210 locations because of the storm drowning basements, garages, twisting out trees and the strong winds, which came from the Adriatic sea. They were alerted the most times in Fejér, Bács-Kiskun and Komárom-Esztergom counties.