Drought, storms and hail destroy crops worldwide. Some insurers say they can’t afford to offer coverage, while many farmers are underinsured. On the fields with assessors from Vereinigte Hagel, which insures half of German farms against hail damage.
Extreme weather events linked to climate change can cause major damage — destroying homes and livelihoods. Caribbean islanders have seen some of the worst effects. Could climate insurance help?
Heavy rains, hail as well as thunder and lightning swept across Germany's Eifel region on Sunday night. The city of Aachen was particularly hard hit by the summer-like storm. No one was hurt.
Knee-high snow, powerful winds and hail the size of chicken eggs were just some of the violent weather that slammed into the central US. The storm also left baseball fans blue — and not just from the chilly temperatures.
In 2013, record flooding hit the South German village of Fischerdorf. Authorities are erecting new defenses to protect residents in the future. Our reporter spoke to locals still rebuilding their lives five years on.
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