Georgia Insurance Commissioner: Storm Damage at $50M and Growing

May 13, 2008

Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine said he estimated that violent weather across Georgia over the weekend caused more than $50 million in insured losses, with more than 6,000 homes damaged.

“That figure may rise as new claims are reported,” Oxendine said. “I’ve been Commissioner for 14 years, and I don’t recall ever seeing damage spread across the whole state like this.”

The Commissioner sent consumer service personnel to storm-damaged communities on May 12 to get a first-hand look and to offer help to affected citizens.

“I’ve directed my staff to make every effort to work with consumers and help them through this difficult time,” Oxendine said.

Source: Georgia Insurance Commission

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