Hurricane Irma Insurance Claims Top 450,000 in Florida

Sep 21, 2017

Insurance claims continue to surge in the wake of Hurricane Irma's two-day trip through Florida last week.

The state Office of Insurance Regulation reported that 452,205 claims had been filed as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, up from 372,281 on Tuesday and 333,500 on Monday.

Residential property made up 382,967 of the claims in the latest tally. The potential insured losses have reached $2.75 billion, up from $2.17 billion on Tuesday.

By comparison, Hurricane Matthew, which skirted the state's East Coast last year, resulted in 119,345 claims and under $1.2 billion in losses. Less than 54 percent of the claims filed for Matthew --- 63,817 --- have so far been settled with payments.