Insurers are to make payouts of around £130 million to people whose property was damaged by the worst storm to batter the country in years.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said 105,000 claims by customers affected by the St Jude storm are expected to be dealt with, amounting to an estimated bill of £130 million.
Last month's storm claimed lives and people saw their homes, businesses and vehicles damaged as hurricane-force winds left a trail of destruction, uprooting trees, disrupting roads and railway operations and leaving thousands of people without power.
The total insurance bill is much smaller than that seen following the huge destruction that was caused by the storm of 1987.
The ABI said widespread publicity about the St Jude storm in the days before it struck had helped to give people a chance to do what they could to prepare for the high-speed winds, for example by securing objects in the garden.
Aidan Kerr, the ABI's head of property, said: "The storm was a significant event with some tragic consequences, but advance warning meant that people were well-prepared and could take steps to minimise damage and disruption.
"Violent weather like this is exactly what insurers expect to deal with during the year, and they will have mobilised claims teams to help customers recover as quickly as possible."
The great storm of 1987 cost around £2 billion in today's money while the summer floods of 2007 resulted in a hit of more than £3 billion.
The ABI has urged anyone who suffered damage due to the storm to contact their insurer as soon as possible for advice.
More Than parent company RSA Insurance has said that the storm would leave it nursing a hit of up to £65 million.
RSA warned that its full-year results would be knocked as the storm added to a weather-beaten year so far for the group after a flooding catastrophe in Canada over the summer also took its toll, with weather losses "materially" worse than expected.
The group saw customer calls leap by a third in the UK after the storm, with claims mainly for building damage and power cuts destroying freezers full of food.