Hurricane Michael Losses Near $4.3 Billion

December 11, 2018

Two months after Hurricane Michael roared into Northwest Florida, insured losses continue to climb. As of Friday, 131,562 claims had been filed from the Oct. 10 storm, with estimated insured losses of $4.28 billion, according to numbers posted on the state Office of Insurance Regulation website. About 67 percent of the claims had been closed.

Hurricane Michael made landfall as a Category 4 storm in Mexico Beach in southeastern Bay County and caused devastating damage in Panama City and areas such as Blountstown and Marianna as it continued north into Georgia.

by The News Service of Florida

Pictured: Hurricane Michael damage in Marianna. Photos by SPC Jeffrey Scott Hagan for, click to enlarge.


One Response to “Hurricane Michael Losses Near $4.3 Billion”

  1. Anne on December 11th, 2018 10:44 am

    Marianna, Bristol, Blountstown, the small communities and towns north of Panama City. The places on highways 20 and 90 and Interstate 10 and other smaller areas where so much heavy destruction was left behind by Hurricane Michael those seem to be largely ignored by the media.
    Their suffering is great as many had little to lose in the beginning. Small counties with small budgets and help from the state are in great need.
    Thank you to North Escambia for remembering some of those who are not included by the major media.
    Prayers for all who lost everything, homes, jobs, places of employment and loved ones. May God grant you hope and strength.

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