AIR Worldwide says Kyrill damages 4-8 bln euros

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NEW YORK, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Catastrophe risk modeling company AIR Worldwide Corp. estimated insured losses from winter storm Kyrill will be between 4 billion and 8 billion euros, or about $5.2 billion to $10.4 billion in U.S. dollars.

“Winter storm Kyrill is the worst storm to hit Europe in eight years,” said Dr. Peter Dailey, director of atmospheric science at AIR Worldwide in a statement distributed on Saturday.

Kyrill struck Europe on Jan. 18 with hurricane-force winds that lasted two days, causing damage, power disruptions and flooding throughout Britain, France, the Netherlands and Germany.

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