Half-Billion In Damage From Ohio Summer Storms

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The storms that socked Ohio in June and July caused insured losses of at least $433.5 million.

The tally reported Monday by the Ohio Insurance Institute makes the June 29 to July 2 severe weather the third costliest disaster in the state's modern history.

The worst was the Hurricane Ike windstorm in 1988, followed by the 1974 Xenia tornado.

The insurance institute figure doesn't include the $29 million in damage to infrastructure and cleanup costs reported by 38 affected counties.

The recent storms caused widespread power outages, left significant strewn debris, and damaged public facilities and some rural electric cooperatives.

As many as three people were killed.

The insurance numbers include 74,606 claims of damaged homes, 15,705 automobiles and 6,083 businesses.