Powerful Ohio Windstorm Causes More Than $50 Million In Insured Losses

| May 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

A powerful windstorm knocked out electricity to tens of thousands of homes in Ohio in April causing between $52.6 million to $57.8 million in insured losses, according to the Ohio Insurance Institute.

It’s not the first time that windstorms have hit Ohio with costs rising into the millions. In 2015, insured losses added up to $155 million and in 2008, 2011 and 2012 losses topped $1 billion each year. Hurricane Ike was probably the costliest natural disaster in Ohio history with insured losses of more than $1.2 billion according to the Ohio Insurance Institute.

After causing damage in the Midwest, the April 2nd storm moved East causing a total of nearly $350 million in insured losses throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York and New Jersey. The high winds, rain and snow damaged roofs, gutters, siding and windows. Wind gusts of more than 60 miles per hour were reported and downed power lines knocked out power to more than 30,000 utility customers.

 

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