Irma insured losses near $5.9 billion


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With more than 830,000 claims filed, the estimated insured losses from Hurricane Irma continue to climb.

A report posted online by the state Office of Insurance Regulation put estimated insured losses at $5,878,901,664.

By comparison, a similar report in mid-October put estimated insured losses at $4.94 billion.

The new report showed that 830,788 claims had been filed as of Monday, with 689,905 involving residential properties.

Miami-Dade County had the largest number of claims filed, 108,513, while Broward County had 68,624, Orange County had 66,541 and Lee County had 62,078.

Irma made landfall Sept. 10 in Monroe and Collier counties before barreling up the state.