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Irma-related claims now over $2 billion

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Insurance claims from Hurricane Irma now have surpassed $2 billion, the Office of Insurance Regulation announced Tuesday.

As of 4 p.m. Monday, 372,281 claims represented $2,168,674,31 in dollar losses.

A little more than 6 percent of those claims have been closed already. Insurers rejected another 8,300. You can drill down into the data here.

The additional data were sufficient to push Clay County into the second-highest tier for claims — between 5,001 and 10,000.

The top tier — 10,001 and up — comprised a crescent of South Florida counties ranging from Lee to Palm Beach (excepting Monroe, which remained in tier two).

Also in the top tier were Central Florida counties extending from Polk and Osceola to Lake and Volusia, plus Duval County.

Citizens Property Insurance Corp., Florida’s state-backed insurer of last resort, reported 32,000 claims as of Tuesday morning, but could not provide a dollar value.

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Michael Moline is a former assistant managing editor of The National Law Journal and managing editor of the San Francisco Daily Journal. Previously, he reported on politics and the courts in Tallahassee for United Press International. He is a graduate of Florida State University, where he served as editor of the Florida Flambeau. His family’s roots in Jackson County date back many generations.

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