Storm Ciaran caused chaos in Western Europe, particularly along the northwest coast of France. With wind speeds reaching up to 193 kilometers per hour in Plougonvelin, Finistère, and Brittany, over a million households were left without electricity.
Tragically, one fatality was reported when a tree fell on a truck in the Aisne department. The storm, which prompted "orange alert" warnings in 31 French departments, is also causing waves up to ten meters high along the Atlantic coast and a "storm wind" warning in Paris.
Widespread travel disruptions are expected, with numerous airports and train lines closed in France. France is not the only one who felt the consequences of Ciaran. This storm also happened in the UK and caused great chaos within the country.
The British Insurance Brokers' Association (Biba) warns the population to be careful, and that the insurance company will take care of things if there is a need for it. Laura Hughes, manager general insurance at the ABI said; "We urge people to keep a close eye on weather warnings from the Met Office and follow the advice of bodies such as the Environment Agency, devolved agencies, and ourselves."
Hughes called on the population to be cautious and to follow climate changes and the announcements of meteorologists within the country.
“Prevention is always better than cure, so we urge people to keep a close eye on weather warnings from the Met Office and follow the advice of bodies such as the Environment Agency, devolved agencies and ourselves”.
She emphasized that insurers will help the population as soon as possible. Such scenes of natural disasters have become common in recent times. However, the government's goal at this moment is to calm the population, which is experiencing great fear of fear for life and loss of property.
“It is not unusual for storms to occur in quick succession, and the priority for insurers is to help affected customers recover as quickly as possible."