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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA) – The number of insurance claims stemming from Hurricane Michael
has increased to nearly 100,000, with an estimated $1.25 billion in insured losses, according to data posted on the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation website.

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As of Tuesday afternoon, 97,909 claims had been filed as a result of the Category 4 hurricane, which made landfall Oct. 10 in Mexico Beach and tore through parts of Northwest Florida.

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Most of the reported claims, 71,913, involved residential property, with 64,921 of those claims remaining open as of Tuesday.

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The number of claims has climbed during the past week as recovery efforts continue. As of last Wednesday, for example, 69,950 claims had been filed, with estimated insured losses of $680.7 million.