It has been one year since the devastating eruption of the volcano of La Palma. The powerful event destroyed thousands of homes, but more importantly, it destroyed the dreams and existences of many people. Foreign residents of La Palma, specially the German community were among the hardest hit, losing hundreds of homes and properties. But luckily, most of these people were insured, and as a result, they were able to receive a compensation for their lost home.
The island of La Palma is still struggling to recover. More than 3,000 homes, businesses, and other structures were destroyed in the eruption. The eruption also caused widespread damage to infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and power lines.
In La Palma, the affected and victims have almost everything, and they must start from scratch. For these people, the past year has been a nightmare, and the future is uncertain. But they are resilient, and they will continue to fight for a better tomorrow.
In this short documentary, our team of La Palma was interviewed about their experience, the thousands of claims and how was the process of compensation. Some of our staff also lost their houses but came to work everyday to help their community in all ways possible. The eruption of the volcan lasted 85 days but the damages and the work of the claim handling took months. This is a new perspective over the catastrophe of the volcano. It also shows how important insurance is to save a community from economic ruin.
La Palma belongs to the Canary Islands, a Spanish volcanic archipelago off the coast of northwestern Africa. La Palma is not far from Madeira, and the Portuguese archipelagos of Madeira and Azores are also volcanic islands. Madeira and Porto Santo are situated north of the Canary Islands. The Azores is located in the Mid-Atlantic Ocean west of mainland Portugal. The Azores are an archipelago of nine volcanic islands. It’s not unreal to think that a similar volcanic event could one day happen in one the Portuguese islands.
At C1 Broker, we have now a history of working with clients who have been affected by volcanic eruptions. In the wake of the La Palma disaster, our staff worked tirelessly to help hundreds of clients navigate the claims process. Although we hope that such a catastrophe will never happen again, we are prepared to assist all our clients in the event of a new eruption in Spain or Portugal. We have the experience and expertise to help you get the compensation you need to rebuild your life. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you in the event of a volcanic eruption.