STORM DAMAGE HITS RECORD €8.6M IN CLAIMS
Just under 2,000 claims filed
The storm that wreaked havoc at the end of last month has resulted in insurance claims of more than €8.6 million, Times of Malta is informed.
Described as the most devastating since 1982, the storm that battered the islands during the last weekend of February caused damage everywhere, with insurers receiving claims for destroyed buildings, both private and commercial, as well as motor vehicles, boats and yachts.
Malta Insurance Association director general Adrian Galea said the value of claims for private property and household policies topped €3.6 million while those for damages to commercial properties rose to €3.3 million.
Claims for damages sustained by motor vehicles and pleasure crafts (boats and yachts) amounted to a further €1.5 million.
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As reported on the Times of Malta on Saturday, March 30, 2019, by Ms Claire Caruana.
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