Insured Damages From Irma Now Up To $670M In Georgia

 Thursday, November 30, 2017

 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Estimates of the damage caused when Hurricane Irma hit Georgia as a tropical storm in September continue to grow months after the winds and rain dissipated. The state Department of Insurance estimates that insurance claims from damage caused by the storm are now up to $670 million. That total comes from about 130,000 claims of storm damage in Georgia. Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens’ office said the figure may still grow as companies continue to process claims from the storm. None of that $670 million includes damaged property that wasn’t covered by insurance. For instance, many Georgians in areas hit by the storm didn’t have flood insurance.