Lhe official journal has just published, this Friday, May 7, the list of municipalities that are recognized in a state of natural disaster for the year 2020.
In the North, many municipalities are on the list. Regarding the differential ground movements following drought and soil rehydration from April 1 to June 30, 2020: Blaringhem, Boëseghem, Cassel, Ebblinghem, Estaires, Flêtre, Hardifort, Herzeele, Hondeghem, Houtkerque, Neuf- Berquin, Oudezeele, Rubrouck, Steenvoorde, Wemaers-Cappel, Winnezeele et Noordpeene (for land movements observed from April 1 to September 30, 2020 for Noordpeene).
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In Pas-de-Calais, the town of Fleurbaix is recognized in a state of natural disaster for differential ground movements following drought and soil rehydration from April 1 to September 30, 2020.
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Three unrecognized municipalities
In this joy for the owners, there will also be the disappointed. Indeed, three municipalities, two in the North and one in Pas-de-Calais, have not been recognized in a state of natural disaster. It is Morbecque, Saint-Jans-Cappel and Lestrem.
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This recognition opens ” the rights to the guarantee of the insured against the effects of natural disasters on the goods covered by the insurance contracts referred to in the Insurance Code “. The victims thus have a 10 day delay, from this Friday, May 7, to get closer to their insurance companies.