Estimated insured losses from Hurricane Idalia have topped $120 million as residents and businesses continue to file claims.
Data on the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation website showed $120.7 million in estimated insured losses, based on 14,244 claims, as of Wednesday.
That was up from $97.7 million in estimated losses, based on 12,308 claims, as of Tuesday. Of the claims reported as of Wednesday, 9,827 involved residential property.
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Other types included claims for such things as auto damage. The data showed 850 claims had been closed with payments, while 896 had been closed without payments.
The Category 3 hurricane made landfall Aug. 30 in the Keaton Beach area of Taylor County before continuing through parts of North Florida into Georgia.
Hurricane Idalia Faraway Inn Fundraiser
“We have sustained major damage from the storm. We are a small business with 12 rooms. The damage we have sustained includes the destruction of cottage 1, cottage 2 has lost the entire outer wall on one side, cottage 3 lost all windows and contents. Our gulf view rooms 10, 11, and 12 along with the Captain’s Quarters has to be rebuilt if we are able to use the foundation. We are lucky enough to only sustain minor damages to rooms 5,6,8, and 9. Cottage 4 amazingly has survived the storm with no damage along with our resident cat Turtle. We have lost more than half of our profits until we rebuild. We have amazing guests that we have inherited and acquired in the almost 2 years we have taken over. Many guests are asking what they can do to help. Any little bit will help, and we also welcome volunteers to help with the cleanup. Thank you for all the love and support during this incredibly sad event in our community. All of Cedar Key needs help rebuilding.”
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