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State: Insurance losses post-Irma near $2 billion

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State regulators have received notice of more than 335,000 insurance claims since Hurricane Irma hit Florida, mostly concentrated in Central and South Florida, with losses nearing $2 billion. The bottom line as of 4 p.m. Sunday was 335,347 claims, according to the Office of Insurance Regulation. Total estimated insurance losses were $1,954,947,889.

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State of emergency extended for Pinellas

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The Pinellas County Commission voted to extend the area’s state of emergency for another week during a special commission meeting Thursday.

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Three new charging stations deployed in St. Pete

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St. Petersburg has opened up a few more mobile charging stations so residents waiting on their power to be restored after Hurricane Irma can top off their phone batteries.

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Pinellas residents and businesses eligible for federal cash

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Pinellas County residents and businesses that are trying to put their lives back together after Hurricane Irma can put in an application for federal assistance.

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Regulators OK private insurers to assume Citizens Insurance policies

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State regulators cleared three private insurance companies to assume policies now provided by Citizens Property Insurance Corp., Florida’s state-run insurer of last resort. Effective in February, Avatar Property and Casualty Insurance Co. can take nearly 11,000 commercial and personal residential policies. Safepoint Insurance Co. was cleared to accept 15,000 policies, and Southern Oak Insurance Co. can remove 15,000. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation announced the take-outs Wednesday and offers details on this webpage. The move came as Citizens Board…

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Hurricane Matthew insurance claims climb to $606 million

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Hurricane Matthew-related insurance claims have surpassed 100,000, with losses valued at $606 million. According to information posted on the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation website Monday morning, the total claims filed as of Friday totaled 100,589. They included 85,473 residential property claims; 4,872 for commercial property; and 4,245 involving federal and private flood insurance. Claims still pending totaled 57,605. Volusia County accounted for the most claims, at 29,094. Next came Duval County, at 16,205; Brevard at 12,899; and St. Johns…

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Hurricane Matthew insurance claims now worth nearly $550 million

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The number of insurance claims following Hurricane Matthew has now surpassed 91,000, with estimated losses rising to $549 million. The grand total was 91,212, according to data posted Monday morning on the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation’s website. The numbers were good as of late Friday afternoon. Volusia County led in claims, at 26,664. Next came Duval, with 14,860; Brevard with 11,629; and St. Johns with 9,688. Flagler County had 6,161 claims; Clay County had 2,202 and Indian River County…

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