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Floodwaters cover streets in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in Key Largo, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

The 2017 hurricane season was devastating for many across several states, including Floridians, hit hard by Hurricane Irma. Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, the nonprofit insurer set up by the state legislature in 2002, recently announced that it is revisiting claims and making additional payments as repairs are made to help Florida citizens continue to recover from the hurricane, which hit Florida on Sept. 10, 2017, after wreaking havoc in the Caribbean.

According to its statement, to date, more than 24,500 of 66,400 Irma claims, about 37%, have been reopened for supplemental payment and to allow policyholders or their representatives to provide additional information related to their claim. Overall, the statement says, Citizens has closed nearly 90% of all Irma-related claims, noting that open claims include properties with extensive damage, disputes and those in which the contractor has not yet provided a repair estimate.

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Rosalie Donlon

Rosalie Donlon is the editor in chief of ALM's insurance and tax publications, including NU Property & Casualty magazine and NU PropertyCasualty360.com. You can contact her at [email protected]

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