TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Though Hurricane Dorian stayed off Florida’s East Coast, it has led to nearly 4,000 insurance claims and $18.8 million in estimated insured losses, according to information posted on the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation website.
In all, 3,961 claims from Dorian had been reported as of Monday, with more than half -- 2,288 -- involving residential property.
The information indicates 36.5 percent of the residential-property claims had been closed.
The massive Dorian caused widespread fears in Florida early this month before it steered away from the coast, sparing residents, businesses and insurance companies from costly damage.
As a comparison, last year’s Category 5 Hurricane Michael, which decimated parts of Northwest Florida, caused an estimated $6.9 billion in insured losses, according to the Office of Insurance Regulation.
Editor's note: In an article Tuesday, the News Service of Florida incorrectly reported the number of residential property-insurance claims from Dorian.