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Irma-related damage claims continue to trickle in to Citizens Insurance

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Citizens Property Insurance Corp. had fielded 15,900 Irma-related storm damage claims at last count — a fraction of the more than 100,000 claims the company expects in the weeks ahead.

The tally was good as of 9 a.m. Thursday, company spokesman Michael Peltier said.

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has yet to say how many claims it’s received notice of from Florida insurers. The plan is to post a running tally on the agency webpage.

Citizens is the state’s insurer of last resort, established by the Legislature to cover losses the private market prefers not to touch.

Peltier said managers expect claims to arrive in earnest as soon as policyholders who fled Irma can return home to survey any damage.

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