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Hurricane Irma Insurance Claims Top 450,000 in Florida

Flooding along Black Creek after Hurricane Irma came through is pictured.

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.