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Large variations in the number of weather-related natural damages over the years

Weather-related natural damages include damage caused by extreme weather
conditions such as storms, torrential rain, flooding, landslides and avalanches.
In 2017, there were 5,800 natural damages in Sweden, the absolute majority of
which (5,300) were damages caused by storm or water (see Figure 8). The insurance
companies paid a total of more than SEK 220 million in compensation for
these claims.

The number of different types of natural damages varies greatly from year to
year. In 2013, for example, there were several significant storms, while in 2014
there were several major floods.