Council says Hurricane Humberto Caused $30M in Losses in Texas

October 22, 2007

Officials with the Insurance Council of Texas say Hurricane Humberto, which hit the state last month, caused about $30 million in insured losses in Texas.

Humberto made landfall on Sept. 13 near High Island, a coastal town of 500 about midway between Galveston and Port Arthur.

The insurance council says the storm, which knocked down trees and power lines and blew roofs from homes and businesses, caused damage mostly in Chambers and Jefferson Counties in southeast Texas.

In comparison, Hurricane Rita, which hit southeast Texas in 2005, resulted in insured losses for both Texas and Louisiana of $4.7 billion.

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