The number of damage reports due to storm Dudley, which rages across the country on Wednesday and Thursday, is at 156 at the insurer Interpolis on Thursday morning. This mainly concerns damage to houses, gardens and cars. Interpolis expects that the damage reports will increase considerably during the day.
According to Interpolis, part of Achmea, most damage reports come from roof tiles or roof parts that have blown loose and falling branches and trees. Most of the damage is to homes. Most reports come from South Holland, North Brabant and Gelderland.
The insurer also warns of the upcoming storm Eunice on Friday. A spokesperson for Interpolis emphasizes that it is important that people clean up the mess and properly secure damaged items such as loose fences. “When the wind has died down, it’s important to clear up because there’s still a strong storm coming tomorrow.”
According to financial comparison site Geld.nl, insurance for storm damage only comes into effect if a storm has “minimum” wind force 7. Insurers use information from the KNMI to determine the damage. In the event of storm damage to a car, damage is compensated if you have third-party liability insurance and limited hull insurance, or an all-risk car insurance policy. Claiming storm damage has no consequences for the claim-free years.
Storm damage to the home and “everything that is attached to it” can be claimed with the home insurance, according to the comparison site. However, a higher deductible applies in the event of storm damage. Damage to items in the home, garden or balcony are covered by the contents insurance, but then people must have taken precautions in the event of a storm.
Interpolis: already a lot of damage reports due to storm Dudley
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