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While the month of January delivered no single major catastrophe loss, there were enough weather events to cause close to a half-billion dollars in losses worldwide, according to a report released by Aon Benfield.

The reinsurance broker says that winter-weather storms wreaked havoc through Europe and the United States, while parts of Asia suffered through rain and flooding. Combined, weather events throughout the world took more than 400 lives, with the most loss of life occurring in the eastern sections of Europe—where severe winter temperatures are blamed for taking 306 lives.

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