Fla. claims for Irma damage top $5 billion

Fla. claims for Irma damage top $5 billion TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Oct. 24, 2017 – Six weeks after Hurricane Irma ripped through Florida, claims for damage have now topped $5 billion. More than 23,160 property owners in Southwest Florida have filed claims for insured losses from Irma, according to an updated report Monday from the … Continued

Study: Homeowners will pay most Irma damage out of pocket

Study: Homeowners will pay most Irma damage out of pocket MIAMI – Sept. 22, 2017 – It will be years before the true cost of Hurricane Irma is clear, but a team of Florida International University (FIU) researchers estimates that the storm’s winds alone will set the Sunshine State back $19.4 billion. Of that total, … Continued

Hurricane Irma damage could be as high as $65 billion

Hurricane Irma damage could be as high as $65 billion MIAMI – Sept. 20, 2017 – Hurricane Irma’s monstrous 185 mph winds seemed to be the biggest menace as the storm inexorably made its way toward Florida earlier this month. But according to a study by the information company CoreLogic, flooding wreaked the costliest damage … Continued

Irma’s Fla. insurance claims already near $2 billion

Irma’s Fla. insurance claims already near $2 billion TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sept. 18, 2017 – With 335,000 insurance claims representing $1.9 billion in property losses, Hurricane Irma has already exceeded the claims and losses from the two hurricanes that pummeled Florida last year, the state Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) reported Monday. Calculated through Sunday … Continued

File a Claim

Insurer: ‘File a claim. It won’t count against you’ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sept. 13, 2017 – It might sound strange, but the founder and president of one of Florida’s major insurance companies has a message for anyone who thinks they might have sustained damage from Hurricane Irma: “File a claim. It won’t count against you.” … Continued