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130 million expected to be paid by insurers to customers hit by the St Jude storm

Insurers expect to deal with a total of 105,000 claims, and pay out £130 million to policyholders whose homes, businesses and vehicles were damaged during last week's St Jude storm, according to initial estimates from the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

Aidan Kerr, the ABI’s Head of  Property, said:

"The storm was a significant event with some tragic consequences, but advance warning meant that people were well prepared and could take steps to minimise damage and disruption.

"Violent weather like this is exactly what insurers expect to deal with during the year, and they will have mobilised claims teams to help customers recover as quickly as possible.”

Following the storm, the ABI issued advice for insurance customers affected by damage.

Last updated 01/07/2016