A sign at Kansas City International Airport points to a tornado shelter. | Via Famartin/Wikimedia

State estimates $139 million of insured losses from May tornadoes



Through data from insurance carriers, the public is getting an understanding of the damage caused by tornadoes that struck Missouri in May.

Insured losses from those storms are expected to be at least $139 million, the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Regulation announced Wednesday.

Residential property claims comprise the bulk of claims reported so far. Claims on residential property total 2,901, and total losses paid on residential property exceed $29.3 million.

The next most significant loss was to commercial property. There have been 517 claims reported for a total loss of almost $16.5 million.

Just more than 60% of all claims have been closed, according to the state insurance department, and about 70% of residential property claims are closed.

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