DAGENHAM, England, February 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Heavy rain and gale force winds have hit the south of England and Wales and is expected to continue, causing more destruction and putting many areas at risk of flooding. Comfort Insurance, a leading motorhome insurance provider has reported a serious rise in storm claims made by motorhome owners.
During October 2012 to January 2013 the insurance company only received 5 storm related claims.
However, between October 2013 and January 2014 Comfort Insurance has reported 42 claims to date - a huge 88% increase.
After the recent warning by the Met Office to be aware and prepared for the weather conditions, Comfort Insurance expect even more claims to be made by devastated motorhome owners.
Ben Cue, Head of Operations at Comfort Insurance says, "With the immense storms that are hitting us we urge people to avoid travelling in their motorhomes or campervans altogether - not just to avoid damage to the motorhome, but to ensure the safety of people travelling."
Storm damage has caused a surge in claims, especially with flood damaged vehicles. Repairs to seriously flood damaged motorhomes are often expensive and can result in vehicles being written off. Falling trees and damage from other objects has also been another issue.
Ben recommends keeping the vehicle in secure storage. He says, "Insurers are keen to know that owners are taking sensible precautions with the storm, although we do know this isn't always possible with the unpredictable weather."
On 28th June 2012 Comfort Insurance recorded 15 hailstorm related claims resulting from a freak storm that affected the Leicestershire area. The hail was of sufficient size to cause considerable paint & panel damage to the vehicles it came in contact with.
Ben explains that they are on hand to help their customers, "The Comfort Insurance team will do our best for customers who are affected by the storms and floods and will react swiftly to make sure the repairs are completed as soon as possible."
Comfort Insurance is an award-winning specialist motorhome insurance provider, and has been in the industry for over 20 years. They have a long term relationship with Aviva, the UK's largest insurer and their motorhome insurance product is jointly developed with them.
SOURCE Comfort Insurance