Halifax home insurance has reported over 10,000 calls to its helpline in 14 hours during the storms that hit the UK on Thursday.
All in all, 10,500 calls were received between 8am and 10pm, which was a 120% increase in normal activity.
Peak activity planning was implemented by Halifax, which saw a 60% increase in resource to handle customers claims.
Halifax also had to extend its opening hours to cope with the surge.
Over 3,500 claims were registered yesterday relating to storm damage, which was caused by extreme high winds.
With further adverse weather expected to hit the UK over the next few days, Halifax home insurance is advising the public to take steps to secure their houses and their possessions.