Puerto Rico’s Losses From Hurricane Maria May Top $72 Billion

 Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 Fortune

As Puerto Rico continues to plead for more aid from federal agencies, catastrophe-modeling firm AIR Worldwide says the storm could result in up to $72 billion in losses on the island. Overall, says the group, losses from Hurricane Maria are estimated to range between $40 billion and $85 billion. That’s higher than the estimated damages from Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma. And at least 85% of those damages are in Puerto Rico.Those losses also do not include losses to uninsured properties - and only half of the homes in Puerto Rico are thought to have policies that protect against wind damage, meaning the grand total could easily near or top $100 billion.
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