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Depending on which model is used, the damage estimates from Hurricane Harvey range from $15 billion in insured losses to total property damage estimates of $75 billion for flood damage alone. Add in wind and storm surge, and the numbers increase by another several billion dollars. Bottom line – Hurricane Harvey caused a significant amount of damage and insurers and modelers are still trying to determine the full scope of the destruction.

Patricia L. Harman

Patricia L. Harman is the editor-in-chief of Claims magazine, a contributing editor to PropertyCasualty360.com, and chairs the annual America's Claims Event (ACE), which focuses on providing claims professionals with cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. She covers auto, property & casualty, workers' compensation, fraud, risk and cybersecurity, and is a frequent speaker at insurance industry events. Contact her at pharman@alm.com

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