2013 did not end well for thousands of homeowners and drivers according to the AA Insurance company.
The majority of home claims were for dislodged tiles or slates, broken windows, dislodged aerials and trees or branches brought down by high winds, as well as flooding.
The Christmas storms resulted in more 1,000 car rescues and 130 car claims. Some of the claims included damage from a flying trampoline and a roof box.
The AA says that a disproportionate number of the vehicles rescued were 4x4's, and that many people had ignored 'road closed' warnings.