Ohio insured storm losses dipped in 2015

COLUMBUS (WCMH)–The Ohio Insurance Institute just released a report tallying the cost of extreme weather in Ohio.

The 2015 calendar year brought fewer active weather days than previous years, with insured losses totaling $155 million. This is half of the total recorded in 2014 ($360 million), and far less than 2012 ($1.19 billion) and 2011 ($1.31 billion), which were far stormier years in the Buckeye State.

Most of the costliest weather events in Ohio have been caused by either windstorms or tornadoes. The Xenia tornado outbreak in April 1974 resulted in $1.1 billion in insured losses in 2016 dollars.

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