Insured damage from storm Friederike in Germany around 500 million euros: GDV

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Posted: Jan 19, 2018 4:43 AM

MUNICH (Reuters) - Storm Friederike, which swept across Germany on Thursday, toppling trees and blowing trucks off the road, likely caused insured damage of around 500 million euros ($614 million) in the country, German insurance association GDV said on Friday.

That would be less than winter storm Kyrill, which caused more than 2 billion euros worth of insured damage in 2007.

(Reporting by Alexander Huebner; Writing by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Arno Schuetze)