Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Hurricane Michael People sort through debris and rubble after Hurricane Michael hit Mexico Beach, Florida, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Nearly a year later, losses have hit $6.6 billion while 15% of cases remain open. (Photographer: Zack Wittman/Bloomberg)

Nearly seven months after Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle, updated numbers pin estimated insured losses at $6.6 billion, with 15.7% of cases still open.

The Cat-5 hurricane created severe property damage throughout Northwest Florida and nearly wiped out an entire community when it made landfall in Mexico Beach, Florida, on Oct. 10, 2018. As of May 31, 147,325 claims had been filed and 23,194 claims (15.7%) remained open, according to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation’s updated data.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free
PropertyCasualty360 Digital Reader.


  • All PropertyCasualty360.com news coverage, best practices, and in-depth analysis.
  • Educational webcasts, resources from industry leaders, and informative newsletters.
  • Other award-winning websites including BenefitsPRO.com and ThinkAdvisor.com.

Already have an account?

Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

More from this author



Join PropertyCasualty360

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed decisions for your P&C insurance business. Join PropertyCasualty360.com now!

  • Unlimited access to PropertyCasualty360.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including BenefitsPRO.com, ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on PropertyCasualty360, National Underwriter, Claims and ALM events

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join PropertyCasualty360

Copyright © 2022 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.