600 million euros. For the owner of the insurer Allianz France , Jacques Richier, this is the amount that insurers will have to pay after the floods Herault earlier this week . Asked about the radio BFM Business, he estimates the cost to its single company, “between 40 and 60 million.”

The Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said Tuesday that the decree on the state of natural disaster, allowing the initiation of a compensation procedure, would be taken on October 8 sixty towns . He hoped that with this device and “the agricultural disasters under the Ministry of Agriculture, it can quickly take supportive measures to ensure that the normal economic life can resume.” Holding that “the weather was of historic importance,” Cazeneuve recalled that they “had mobilized 1,500 firefighters, police and military civil security.”

For his part, the Minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, expressed support for a “relief from taxes on unbuilt land for parcels affected.” He also asked banks to “take into account the exceptional situation and (offer) to growers affected solutions allowing them to get through this difficult.” Heavy rains that hit Hérault earlier this week caused flooding that forced 4,000 people to spend the night away from home , including about 2,000 at stations or in the Zenith Montpellier room, or in schools.