In the first days of June, more than 180 agricultural damage reports were received by Generali Biztosító

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 06. 12. 09:20

Practically, on the day after the deadline for premium-subsidized plant insurance (31.05.), an ice storm shook the country. In the first days of June, Generali Biztosító registered more than 180 agricultural losses, mainly from the eastern counties.

The flood of damage was already visible in the fields in the Transdanubian and eastern parts of the country in the second half of May: by the end of the month, the insurance company had received a total of more than 200 reports of ice damage and dozens of storm damage. The extreme weather conditions continued at the beginning of June, which affected the farmers even more severely: corn, sunflower and barley plantations suffered the most ice and storm damage, but corn and pepper plantations also suffered significant damage. At the very beginning of June, the destruction of the ice was most noticeable in the county of Hajdú-Bihar, where more than 60 percent of all reports came from. Generali has already started the damage assessment and is doing everything for the speed and smoothness of the damage settlement.

Residential properties did not survive the start of the storm season either.According to data from Generali Biztosító, nearly 3,500 damage reports related to storm damage were received in May 2024, and the amount of expected damage payments will exceed half a billion forints. The storm caused most of the damage, but torrential rain, hail, and lightning also caused serious damage across the country. Based on the damage reports, the storm mostly affected Pest county and Budapest, but Hajdú-Bihar, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok and Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén counties also suffered from the extreme weather in May. In addition to Budapest, the insurance company received the most claims from Debrecen, Pécs, Eger, Dunakeszi and Nyíregyháza.

Related news