About 7,000 report damage from St. Louis tornadoes - KMOV.com

About 7,000 report damage from St. Louis tornadoes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- St. Louis area residents and businesses have filed about 7,000 insurance claims for damage to their buildings and vehicles from last week's tornadoes.

The Missouri insurance department says major insurers have reported receiving 4,490 homeowners claims, 2,245 auto insurance claims, 240 commercial property claims and 137 claims for buildings with large or total losses.

The statistics were reported by insurance companies that make up more than 85 percent of Missouri's homeowners insurance market.

Several tornadoes hit the St. Louis area last Friday.

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