The Farmers Insurance Group of Companies estimates its HurricaneKatrina losses will run between $200 million and $220 million fromabout 32,000 claims in the three states hit by the storm.

Farmers said the claims would come from homeowners and some autobusiness written in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. Thisbusiness, markets which are relatively new for the carrier,represents 3 percent of market share.

The estimate, pretax after reinsurance, is within expected totalcatastrophe losses for the year. The loss will not affect its plansfor surplus growth, the company added.

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