Volusia files the highest number of Matthew claims

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

Insurance claims in Florida from Hurricane Matthew have reached $549 million, according to numbers posted Monday by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.

Thousands of Volusians have filed claims as a consequence of hurricane damage.(DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR. / HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)
Thousands of Volusians have filed claims as a consequence of hurricane damage.
(DUANE C. FERNANDEZ SR. / HARDNOTTSPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

The majority of the claims are from residential property owners. The latest figures also show a slowdown in new claims being filed.

As of Oct. 24, 91,212 claims had been filed, up from 75,000 a week earlier. Projected damages stood at $454 million a week ago.

Hurricane Matthew ran up the East Coast this month. So far, 25.7 percent of the claims – 23,396 – have been closed, with less than half of those cases –10,859 – being approved for payments.

Volusia County had the highest number of claims filed, with 26,664. That’s 4,420 more than a week earlier.

Another 14,860 claims had been filed in Duval County, 11,629 in Brevard County and 9,688 in St. Johns County.

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