Losses due to persistent hail- and thunderstorms in Austria already amounting to 500 M EUR in 2021
While southern Europe suffers from extreme drought and widespread fires under a heat dome, Central Europe has been tormented by almost daily hailstorms and downpours for the last two months.
Reports of hail, strong wind and flooding domineer the news in Austria as the weather conditions cause sizeable damages to buildings, infrastructure, crops and other property.
According to a calculation of oe24 published on their weather portal the total losses due to hailstorms so far amount to more than 500 M Euros, while the Österreichische Hagelversicherung reported an approx. 105 M Euro loss to the end of July solely for agriculture.
The final numbers are still unknown.
As thousands of claims pour in, a quick response time in damage assessment is of paramount importance for prioritizing and effective claim handling. Thanks to our strategic locations all over Austria, extensive use of modern surveying technologies and centralised coordination, we ensure an efficient and cost-effective claim handling for all involved parties.