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Insured losses from Hurricane Maria total $15-30 bln-RMS
September 28, 2017 / 4:38 PM / in 24 days

Insured losses from Hurricane Maria total $15-30 bln-RMS

LONDON (Reuters) - Risk modelling firm RMS said on Thursday that it estimated insured losses from Hurricane Maria of $15-30 billion.

A damaged house is seen after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in Canovanas, Puerto Rico September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

The estimate relates to wind damage, storm surge and inland flooding from the hurricane, with Puerto Rico and Dominica suffering the most destruction, RMS said in a statement.

Rival modelling firm AIR Worldwide earlier this week estimated insured losses for Maria, which hit the Caribbean last week, of $40-$85 billion.

Reporting by Carolyn Cohn; Editing by Rachel Armstrong

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