Marco Island, south Fort Myers top list for flood insurance claims

Marco Island home and business owners filed more flood claims during the rainiest parts of 2017 than anywhere else in Southwest Florida, according to claim data obtained from the federal government.

WINK News filed a freedom of information act request to see which areas of Florida filed damage claims more than others.

Four zip codes in the Florida Keys turned in between 1,000 to 1,800 claims each: the most in the state.

Three areas south of Jacksonville; Flagler Beach, St. Augustine Beach and St. Augustine; were the next highest parts of the state for flood claims with each area around 600 claims each.

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As for Southwest Florida, the following 5 zipcodes filed more flood insurance claims between August and November 2017 than anywhere else:

1) Zip Code: 34135 – Marco Island
Total claims: 522
Total money paid: $7,054,050

2) Zip Code: 33908 – South Fort Myers
Total Claims: 488
Total money paid: $15,057,502

3) Zip Code: 34135 – Bonita Springs
Total Claims: 346
Total money paid: $10,164,444

4) Zip Code: 34102 – Naples
Total Claims: 280
Total money paid: $8,010,269

5) Zip Code: 34103 – Naples
Total Claims: 222
Total money paid: $7,439,506

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