Insurance Industry braced for more extreme weather

Extreme weather events during the year cost hundreds of millions of euro but, with climatologists warning of their increased frequency, the State will be forced to spend more on defences next year.

Insurance premiums are also likely to rise over time.

The most significant weather event of the year was Storm Emma in February and March. It brought the highest snow accumulations since January 1982, forcing schools and businesses to shut. It cost the insurance industry €39 million

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/insurance-industry-braced-for-more-extreme-weather-1.3744477

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