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Insurers estimate Jefferson City tornado did $139M in damage

Posted: 3:35 PM, Jul 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-11 16:35:07-04
Photos: Tornado rips through Jefferson City, Missouri
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Photos: Tornado rips through Jefferson City, Missouri
Photos: Tornado rips through Jefferson City, Missouri
Photos: Tornado rips through Jefferson City, Missouri
Photos: Tornado rips through Jefferson City, Missouri

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.

[GALLERY: Extensive tornado damage in Jeff City ]

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

The storm did widespread damage throughout the state., causing three deaths in Golden City, Missouri.

A Jefferson City man also died from injuries sustained during the tornado.

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.