Missouri insurers estimate $139 million in insured tornado damage


JEFFERSON CITY, MO – MAY 23: Dee Raithel sorts through the remains of a storage unit looking for her possessions on May 23, 2019 in Jefferson City, Missouri. A tornado hit the area late Thursday night. A series of powerful tornadoes killed at least three people in southwestern Missouri causing extensive damage in Jefferson City, […]

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s insurance department says insured losses from tornadoes that struck the state this year are estimated to hit at least $139 million.

The state Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration on Thursday released claim data provided by insurance carriers on damage caused by the May tornadoes. It shows close to $54 million has been paid out by insurance companies statewide as of the end of June.

One tornado began near Eldon in Miller County, traveled through central Missouri and tore through the state capital of Jefferson City .

A report released jointly by Jefferson City and Cole County says the tornado damaged 516 residential buildings, 82 commercial buildings and 30 government buildings in the capital area.

Damage at church in Jefferson City, Missouri.
This home on Jackson Street was destroyed when tornadoes touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Tornado damage in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Picture of Special Olympics tornado damage
A tornado came through Jefferson City, heavily damaging the new Special Olympics facility.

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