Sandy Damaged Vehicles Surpass 250,000 Mark: NICB

February 21, 2013

The current estimate of vehicles damaged as a result of Sandy is now set at 250,500 based on claims processed by insurance companies, according to latest figures released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).

New York’s number increased from a previous level of 130,000 to 150,000.

photo: NICB
photo: NICB

The complete list of states generating Sandy-related vehicle damage claims in descending order are:

New York 150,000

New Jersey 60,000

Connecticut 8,000

Maryland 5,500

Massachusetts 5,000

Virginia 4,500

Ohio 4,000

Pennsylvania 4,000

Delaware 2,000

New Hampshire 2,000

North Carolina 1,500

District of Columbia 1,000

Rhode Island 1,000

West Virginia 1,000

Maine 500

Vermont 500

Total 250,500

The figures are for insured losses only and may change as additional claims are received and processed. Uninsured vehicles damaged by Sandy are not reflected in these figures. Moreover, there is no determination as to the extent of damage to the vehicles. They may have sustained minor paint scratches from flying debris or have been under water for days and rendered total losses.

Source: NICB

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