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Irma Claims Already Exceed Matthew, Hermine

Hurricane Irma's massive girth assured most of Florida experienced at least tropical storm-force winds. Irma insurance claims already exceed Matthew and Hermine.
Hurricane Irma's massive girth assured most of Florida experienced at least tropical storm-force winds. Irma insurance claims already exceed Matthew and Hermine.

State regulators say the 335,000 insurance claims filed by Hurricane Irma victims already outstrip the two storms that blasted Florida last year.

Hurricane Irma's massive girth assured most of Florida experienced at least tropical storm-force winds. Irma insurance claims already exceed Matthew and Hermine.
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Hurricane Irma's massive girth assured most of Florida experienced at least tropical storm-force winds. Irma insurance claims already exceed Matthew and Hermine.

So far, Irma claims total $1.9 billion in property losses, according to the Office of Insurance Regulation. Hurricane Matthew’s 119 thousand claims totaled $1.2 billion in losses.

Hurricane Hermine left insurance companies juggling nearly 20,000 claims totaling $139 million in losses.

Irma claims are heaviest in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Collier and Lee counties. 

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Jim Ash is a reporter at WFSU-FM. A Miami native, he is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience, most of it in print. He has been a member of the Florida Capital Press Corps since 1992.