TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Oct. 25, 2016 – Data released Friday by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) finds that Hurricane Matthew property damage claims have increased but fewer new claims are coming in.
Statewide, the report finds 78,963 insurance claims for residential homes and 3,143 for commercial buildings, though total numbers include other categories, such as mobile homeowners (5,397) and commercial residential (333).
On Oct. 12, OIR reported $218 million in claims; by Oct. 14, the number swelled to $454 million. The latest update was released on Oct. 21.
Of the 91,212 claims filed, 25.7 percent have reportedly been closed, and while 10,859 of those were paid, 12,537 of those claims were closed without compensation for owners.
Statewide, only three counties – Holmes, Lafayette and Liberty – submitted no insurance claims for Hurricane Matthew damage, though many counties only had single-digit claims. Volusia County had the most claims with 26,664, followed by Duval, Brevard, St Johns and Flagler.
Florida counties that saw more than 100 claims submitted include:
Brevard: 11,629 claims submitted
Indian River: 1,602
Palm Beach: 1,143
Santa Rosa: 434
St. Johns: 9.688
St. Lucie: 1,911
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Source: Florida Realtors Feed