Floods in the south of France will cost 210 million euros – Insurance agency

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PARIS, Oct.20 (Reuters) – Damage from flooding and heavy rains in south-eastern France is expected to cost € 210m ($ 248.12m) in claims, the agency said on Monday insurance company FFA and the reinsurer CCR.

The FFA and CCR also said in a statement that 72% of insurance claims will be paid for damaged homes.

The south-eastern region of the Alpes Maritimes was whipped in early October by torrential rains caused by Storm Alex and swollen rivers washed away houses, bridges and parts of roads. ($ 1 = 0.8464 euros) (Reporting by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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