Millions of kroner in storm damage in southern Norway and the bill is growing

Severe Storm damage Storm damage. Photo: Ivar Anders Iversen / NTB scanpix

Gjensidige has been notified of damage for between two and three million kroner after Friday’s storm in southern Norway.They expect the amount to increase significantly.


“There is damage to roofs, buildings, cabins and cars, and trees have fallen and destroyed property,” said Bjarne Rysstad, communications manager of Gjensidige, in a press release on Saturday.

Rysstad points out, however, that the company has received fewer injuries than previously feared. Most injury victims received minor injuries. Gjensidige has currently calculated compensation payments for between two to three million kroner, Saturday morning.

Akershus alone accounts for almost half of the damage. Then follows Østfold and Oslo. Some damage has also been registered in Hedmark, Telemark, Buskerud and Vestfold.

“It’s too early to say anything about the final sum for this storm, but we’re talking at least in the tens of millions of kroner and upwards,” says Rysstad.

By Saturday, Gjensidige had not yet registered any damage to cars or caravans, but this may change when people come home from vacation on Monday.


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