Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday afternoon that more than 1.1 million electric customers had lost power because of Hurricane Ian — and the number is expected to grow.

Florida Hurricane Claims Top 550,000

Thousands of insurance claims from Hurricane Ian continue to roll in each day, with reported claims topping 550,000 on Wednesday.

Thousands of insurance claims from Hurricane Ian continue to roll in each day, with reported claims topping 550,000 on Wednesday.

Data posted online by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation showed 553,242 reported claims, up from 543,601 on Tuesday and 535,445 on Monday. Estimated insured losses on Wednesday hit $6.45 billion, though that total is expected to continue increasing.

Of the reported claims Wednesday, 386,426 were for residential property, with others for such things as commercial property and auto damage. Lee County had the most reported claims, with 198,389, followed by Charlotte County, with 84,810, and Sarasota County, with 57,749.

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More than 100,000 claims had been closed, with 55,086 closed with payments and 46,018 closed without payments, according to the Office of Insurance Regulation.

The Category 4 hurricane made landfall Sept. 28 in Southwest Florida before crossing the state.

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