Florida TaxWatch said Thursday that Hurricane Ian recovery efforts are being hindered by the state’s undercount in the 2020 U.S. Census.

Hurricane Ian Insured Losses Approach $13B

With about 75 percent of claims closed, estimated insured losses from Hurricane Ian are approaching $13 billion, according to data posted Friday on the state Office of Insurance Regulation website.
The state of Florida shedding water following Hurricane Ian. (NASA)

With about 75 percent of claims closed, estimated insured losses from Hurricane Ian are approaching $13 billion, according to data posted Friday on the state Office of Insurance Regulation website.

The data showed an estimated $12,927,978,952 in insured losses from the Category 4 hurricane, which made landfall Sept. 28 in Southwest Florida before crossing the state.

That estimate was up from $12,576,696,298 a month earlier.

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The new data showed that 683,456 claims had been reported, with 75.7 percent closed. In all, 347,734 claims had been closed with payments, while 169,355 had been closed without payments.

Of the overall claims, 474,087 involved residential property, while others included such things as commercial property and auto damage.

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