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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) -— Florida records show home insurers have dropped the policies of more than 87,000 homeowners in the third quarter of this year.

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The Palm Beach Post reports that state records also show half of the state’s top 10 property insurers served fewer customers at the start of October than they did a year earlier.

Adding to homeowners’ woes, the state’s last-resort insurer, Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has proposed an 8 percent premium increase for 2019.

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Hurricanes Irma and Michael generated more than $15 billion in claims in Florida in the past two hurricane seasons.

Besides the hurricanes, Citizens officials cite “the impact of skyrocketing non-weather-related water loss claims in South Florida.”

Florida ranks No. 1 in home insurance costs. An average premium is more than $2,000, nearly double the U.S. average.

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