INTERIM ASSESSMENT OF THE SEINE AND LOIRE BASIN FLOODS MAY-JUNE 2016

The Seine flood of May-June 2016 was extraordinary in many aspects. This was the first flood to surpass the 6-meter watermark since January 1982. Its occurrence in the spring of 2016 was remarkably unseasonal compared to all other floods since the 17th century. Lastly, its rapidity was exceptional as the fast-rising waters reached their peak in one week compared to two weeks for the flood of January 1910...

178.6 mmThroughout the month, almost 178.6 mm of rain fell on Paris surpassing the record 132 mm of May 1992..

6.15 mIn Paris, the Seine water mark reached 6.15 meters without causing significant damage.

4.63 mAt Nemours, the Loing river reached 4.63 meters surpassing its 1910 level by 38 centimeters.

€ 900 m to 1,000 mAt December 26, 2017, CCR estimated the cost to the insurance market for this event to be between € 900 and 1,000 million.

1,387 The number of municipalities recognized as disaster zones at December 26, 2017

INTERIM ASSESSMENT OF THE DROUGHT OF 2016

The year 2016 was marked by very uneven levels of rainfall. The year began with a series of heavy rains that fell in a number of regions. In January, rainfall levels were more than 50% higher than the usual average level recorded for the same month between 1981 and 2010...

80%The year 2016 finished much like 2015, with a month of December marked by an exceptionally low level of rainfall and a water deficiency rate of 80%.

DecemberThe month of December 2016 was the driest month of December ever recorded within the period 1959 to 2016 surpassing that of 2015.

€ 500 to 700 mThe estimated cost of damages to the market was between € 500 and 700 m.

884The number of municipalities recognized as disaster zones due to the 2016 drought at December 31, 2017.

TOP 20 NATURAL DISASTER EVENTS IN TERMS OF INSURED PROPERTYTOP 20 NATURAL DISASTER EVENTS IN TERMS OF INSURED PROPERTY

Rank Year Event Insured cost adjusted to
reflect 2017 euros
Number of municipalities recognized
as natural disaster zones end 2017
1 2017 IRMA € 1.9 to 2 b 2
2 2003 Drought € 1.83 b 4,413
3 2003 Rhone floods of December € 1.05 b 1,545
4 1990 Drought € 1.03 m 4,057
5 2016 Seine and Loire floods € 900 to 1,000 m 1,387
6 2002 Gard floods of September € 935 m 420
7 2011 Drought € 822 m 2,283
8 2010 Floods subsequent to Xynthia € 800 m 1,527
9 1996 Drought € 800 m 2,906
10 1998 Drought € 683 m 1,712
11 1995 Northern France floods of January/February € 650 m 3,516
12 1989 Drought € 641 m 3,841
13 2016 Drought € 500 to 700 m 884
14 2010 Var floods of June € 580 m 61
15 1997 Drought € 572 m 2,202
16 1993 Northern France floods of December 1993 to February 1994 € 565 m 1,593
17 2015 Floods in the Southeast € 536 m 68
18 1999 Aude floods of November € 530 m 443
19 1992 Vaison-la-Romaine floods € 490 m 452
20 2005 Drought € 478 m 1,567

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