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'Polar Vortex' Could Cost Ohio Big

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This Winter is poised to be one of the most brutal of the last 30 years according to insurance companies. A survey of 26 auto and home insurers in Ohio showed they expect huge claims just related to the Polar Vortex.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 3:30 pm

This Winter is poised to be one of the most brutal of the last 30 years according to insurance companies. A survey of 26 auto and home insurers in Ohio showed they expect huge claims just related to the Polar Vortex, from January 5 - 8 this year. Ideastream's Tony Ganzer learned more from Mitch Wilson, a spokesman for the Ohio Insurance Institute (OII), a trade group.

Polar Vortex figures, from the OII:

• Claim estimates to date: 14,748
• Homeowners: 12,959 • Auto: 305 • Business: 1,484

• Loss estimates to date: $97,815,039
• Homeowners: $76,146,856 • Auto: $487,131 • Business: $21,181,052

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