TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA) – Two months after Hurricane Michael roared into Northwest Florida, insured losses continue to climb.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Another Round Of Storms With Frequent Lightning Tuesday Afternoon
As of Friday, 131,562 claims had been filed from the Oct. 10 storm, with estimated insured losses of $4.28 billion, according to numbers posted on the state Office of Insurance Regulation website.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You Get Another Relief Payment?
About 67 percent of the claims had been closed. Bay County had the largest number of claims, with 79,178. It was followed by Jackson County, with 13,108 claims; Leon County, with 9,092 claims; Gulf County, with 7,507 claims; Gadsden County, with 5,548 claims; and Calhoun County, with 3,869 claims.
Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 4 storm in Mexico Beach in southeastern Bay County and caused devastating damage in Panama City and areas such as Blountstown and Marianna as it continued north into Georgia.MORE NEWS: SEE IT: Puppy-Napping At West Miami-Dade Animal Clinic
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