Floridians file nearly 17,000 flood insurance claims after Hurricane Irma

Posted at 6:42 AM, Sep 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-25 06:42:56-04

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Nearly 17,000 flood insurance claims connected with Hurricane Irma have been filed, and more are expected in the coming weeks.

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The Sun-Sentinel reports that of 16,786 flood claims filed through Thursday, 3,969 were filed in Monroe County.

FEMA data shows that Miami-Dade residents have filed 1,870 claims, 829 have been filed in Broward County and 199 have come from Palm Beach County.

Other counties with large numbers of flood insurance claims are Duval, with 1,514, Lee, with 1,426 and Collier with 1,364.

Fewer than 200 claims have been filed in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Charlotte counties -- an example of how the Tampa Bay region was spared the severe impact feared by forecasters.