Marcus Alcock, The Insurance Insider, vom 31. Oktober 2017

Storm Herwart, which hit large parts of northern and central Europe over the weekend, is set to cost German property insurers some EUR250mn, according to actuarial specialist Meyerthole Siems Kohlruss.

The storm, which achieved speeds of 112mph, moved quickly from Norway to southeastern Europe on 28 October, crossing the north and east of Germany on Sunday 29 October.

Herwart knocked down trees, left thousands of homes without electricity and caused widespread travel chaos across much of the region.