Hurricane insured losses hit $6.65 Billion

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This photo shows devastation from Hurricane Michael in this aerial photo over Mexico Beach, Fla., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Blocks and blocks of homes were demolished, reduced to piles of splintered lumber or mere concrete slabs, by the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (News Service of Florida) – Estimated insured losses from October’s Hurricane Michael have topped $6.65 billion, according to information posted on the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation website.

As of a June 28 tally, 147,877 claims had been filed, with 21,669 claims, or about 14.7 percent, remaining open. The total estimated insured losses were $6,654,241,887.

The Category 5 Hurricane Michael caused devastating damage in parts of the Northwest Florida after making landfall in Mexico Beach.

The largest number of insurance claims, 88,692, have been filed in Bay County, which includes the Panama City area.

Bay County is followed by Jackson County, with 13,958 claims; Leon County, with 10,125 claims; Gulf County, with 8,256 claims; Gadsden County, with 6,206 claims; Calhoun County, with 4,069 claims; Washington County, with 3,551 claims; Franklin County, with 2,329 claims; Wakulla County, with 1,427 claims; Liberty County, with 1,174 claims and Holmes County, with 1,019 claims.

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