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Fourth Hurricane in Six Weeks Strikes Florida

Just before midnight last Saturday, Hurricane Jeanne struck Florida, following the same destructive path taken by Hurricane Frances exactly three weeks previously. The storm came...
September 29, 2004

Just before midnight last Saturday, Hurricane Jeanne struck Florida, following the same destructive path taken by Hurricane Frances exactly three weeks previously. The storm came ashore near Sewall's Point, precisely where Frances came in, and moved up the state on the same track. Risk Management Solutions (RMS) is out with an estimated range of insured losses from Jeanne of between $4 to $8 billion. These estimates may go higher as more damage is documented. RMS has sent an assessment team to Florida and will be adjusting its estimates based on the team's findings.

At least six people have died as a result of Jeanne in Florida. But the total death toll from Jeanne was much greater - in Haiti, more than 1,000 people died. Jeanne is the forth major hurricane to hit Florida in the past six weeks. Combined estimated insured losses from all four storms could reach $25 billion.

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