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Hurricane Irma claims near $4.2 billion

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Property-insurance claims from Hurricane Irma have approached $4.2 billion in estimated losses, according to the latest numbers from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

As of Thursday, 644,908 claims, totaling $4,182,798,217 in insured losses, had been filed from the deadly storm that pounded the state Sept. 10 and Sept. 11.

As examples of the nearly statewide impact of Irma, 77,132 claims had been filed in Miami-Dade County, 53,799 claims had been filed in Orange County, 43,017 claims had been filed in Collier County, and 27,394 claims had been filed in Duval County.

Even in Leon County, home to Tallahassee, there had been 916 claims. Monroe County, where the storm first made landfall, had 21,702 claims filed as of Thursday.

Other counties with large numbers of claims included Broward, 51,242; Lee, 48,146; Polk, 40,444; Brevard, 29,876; Palm Beach, 25,335; and Osceola, 21,386. The Office of Insurance Regulation website does not break down the numbers by insurer.

On Wednesday, state-backed Citizens Property Insurance said more than 45,600 claims had been filed by its policyholders.

The company estimated that the overall total of claims will reach $1.23 billion, with another 15,000 claims expected to be filed within the next two years.

Republished with permission of the News Service of Florida.

The News Service of Florida provides journalists, lobbyists, government officials and other civic leaders with comprehensive, objective information about the activities of state government year-round.

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