Irma’s Cost on Florida

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January 30, 2018
Hurricane Irma aftermath. Photo by Paul Brennan.

Costs to the state of Florida from the effects of Hurricane Irma are staggering:

  • The insurance industry is facing $6.55 billion in property damage claims.
  • Utility customers may be asked to pay more than $1 billion for power restoration.
  • Agriculture officials estimate a $2.5 billion hit on crops and facilities.
  • The Florida Division of Emergency Management says federal agencies have provided more than $2.49 billion to help cover losses.

Also impacting the state are costs from Hurricane Maria, which caused massive evacuations from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to the state.

— News Service of Florida