A home on the corner of Jackson and Dunklin Street stands in ruins

A home on the corner of Jackson and Dunklin streets stands in ruins in Jefferson City after a tornado ripped through the capital city in late May. A report from the state insurance department says there were 2,901 residential insurance claims in the state as a result of May tornadoes.

May tornadoes in Missouri caused at least $139 million in insured losses, and insurance companies have been busy dealing with the aftermath.

The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration on Wednesday said in a news release that just more than 60% of claims made in the wake of tornadoes that ravaged the state have been closed. Nearly 70% of those involving residential properties have been taken care of.

Tornado Insurance Statistics

Here are statistics from the Missouri Department of Insurance on claims reported and paid as a result of May tornadoes.

Insurance Type Claims Reported Losses paid
Residential property 2,901 $29.3 million
Commercial property 517 $16.4 million
Business interruption 33 $319,117
Personal auto 1,212 $5.8 million
Commercial auto 102 $602,544
All others 126 $1.4 million
Total 4,891 $53.8 million

The department collected its data from insurance carriers across Missouri. Its director, Chlora Lindley-Myers, thanked them for responding quickly to residents' and business owners' needs.

"Their immediate actions have played a crucial role in helping those affected recover from their losses and resume their lives," she said.

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