Irma damage to St Barts, St Martin estimated at €1.2b
PARIS: Hurricane Irma has wreaked an estimated €1.2 billion (RM 6 billion) worth of damage in the Caribbean territories of St Martin and St Barts, French state-owned reinsurer CCR said Saturday.
The disaster is “one of the worst experienced by France in 35 years,” it said.
CCR chief Bertrand Labilloy said Friday that the reinsurer had “sufficient reserves to cover the disaster whatever the cost.”
The overall damage across the Caribbean has been estimated at more than US$10 billion.
Sint Maarten, the Dutch part of St Martin, has suffered US$2.5 billion in damage, according to the Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM) in Germany.source sundaily
Irma is projected to hit Florida late Saturday, and according to data modelling firm Enki Research the total bill for loss and damage could hit US$120 billion once the United States is included. — AFP
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