Damage caused in the countryside by this type of meteorological phenomenon is covered by the Spanish Combined Agricultural Insurance system . Specifically, claims caused by snow and wind are covered by all agricultural insurance lines and, in the case of frost – an insurable option for farmers – damage to both crops and trees can be covered. In addition, the insurance also offers the possibility of insuring and protecting the facilities against the damages that strong storms can cause. Additionally, damages suffered by livestock As a result of low temperatures (hypothermia) or collapse of the facilities, they are also included within the agricultural insurance coverage.Related news
The crops that at this time may suffer the greatest damage due to low temperatures are winter production vegetables (artichoke, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach and lettuce), greenhouse-grown vegetables, citrus fruits and olive groves, although this cannot yet be known. exactly its scope. The areas with the highest prediction of diseases are Castilla-La Mancha, Valencian Community, Aragon, Catalonia, Navarra, La Rioja and the southeast of the peninsula (Murcia and Almería).
Can it be declared a catastrophic zone? It depends on the government, but it is only used when widespread damage occurs in a certain area as a result of unforeseen meteorological or geological events. The insurance sector considers it very unlikely that any of the geographic areas affected by the snowstorm will be declared a catastrophic zone. If so, the State is responsible for the compensation after proving the damage suffered.