Due to large-scale natural disasters, insurance companies around the world will have to allocate about $ 42 billion to cover damage in the first half of the year – this is a record amount over the past 10 years. These are preliminary estimates of one of the largest insurance companies in the world, the British Aon.
The most significant costs of insurance firms are related to covering damage from the abnormal frost that swept the United States this winter – they account for about $ 15 billion. At least $ 4.5 billion must be paid in connection with storms and storms in Western and Central Europe in June. $ 2-3 billion – due to floods in Europe.
“The neighborhood of record heat and record cold around the world has highlighted the humanitarian and structural impacts of extreme temperatures,” said Steve Bowen, director of disaster assessment, impact forecasting, Aon.