Hurricane Michael Insurance Losses Top $6 Billion


With Northwest Florida continuing to try to recover from Hurricane Michael, estimated insured losses have climbed to more than $6 billion, according to numbers posted on the state Office of Insurance Regulation website.

As of Friday, the insured losses had hit $6,098,845,241. In all, 144,116 claims had been filed from the Oct. 10 storm, which made landfall in Mexico Beach as a Category 4 hurricane and caused massive damage before roaring into Georgia.

As of Friday, 79.7 percent of claims had been closed. The largest number of claims, 86,606, had been filed in Bay County, where 75.2 percent were closed.

Also, 13,803 claims had been filed in Jackson County; 9,866 claims had been filed in Leon County; 8,150 claims had been filed in Gulf County; 6,082 claims had been filed in Gadsden County; 4,024 claims had been filed in Calhoun County; 3,454 claims had been filed in Washington County; 2,275 claims had been filed in Franklin County; 1,391 claims had been filed in Wakulla County; and 1,153 claims had been filed in Liberty County.

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