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Q&A: How to make an insurance claim for storm damage

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image captionMost motor policies do cover storm damage

Many people across the southern half of the UK are likely to be trying to contact insurance companies, to arrange compensation for damage caused by the storm.

Typical cases will include broken garden fences, dislodged roofing tiles and minor damage to cars hit by debris.

Insurers say they should be able to deal with all the calls fairly easily, as they are used to this type of weather "event".

"Their first priority will be to work as quickly as possible to deal with claims, and help customers recover," said Mark Shepherd, a policy adviser to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

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