TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA) – Within a week of Hurricane Michael barreling into Northwest Florida, nearly 70,000 insurance claims had been filed, with estimated insured losses of $680.7 million, according to data posted online by the state Office of Insurance Regulation.READ MORE: South Florida Star MMA Fighter Jorge Masvidal Delivers Father’s Day Gifts To 30 Fans
Insurers reported 69,950 claims as of 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, almost exactly a week after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Mexico Beach with 155 mph maximum sustained winds.
The storm caused widespread damage in the Panhandle and the state’s Big Bend before continuing into Georgia.READ MORE: Royal Caribbean’s Freedom Of The Seas Leaves PortMiami For First Simulated Sailing
The vast majority of claims filed as of Wednesday — 54,607 — involved residential property.
Of that number, 52,452 claims remained open, the data shows.MORE NEWS: Fort Lauderdale PD Confirms Driver Accidentally Hit Wilton Manors Pride Parade Participants
The number of claims and estimated insured losses are expected to steadily climb in the coming weeks as property owners continue to report damage to insurance companies.