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Mass. Tornado Claims Rise To $175 million

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Cars are covered in debris near Main Street June 2, 2011 in Springfield, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Cars are covered in debris near Main Street June 2, 2011 in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (AP) — The financial toll from tornadoes that ravaged Springfield and several smaller Massachusetts communities has risen to an estimated $175 million.

The state’s Division of Insurance estimated Wednesday that residents and businesses have filed 9,500 insurance claims for damage caused by the June 1 tornadoes, making it the state’s costliest natural disaster in recent memory.

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Of those claims, 5,000 were home insurance claims totaling $135 million; 3,500 were auto insurance claims totaling $20 million; and 1,000 were commercial property claims totaling $20 million.

The figures are up from the last count of 8,200 claims totaling $140 million.

Mass. Gov: Tornado Recovery

The state and federal government are offering aid to for Hampden County and portions of Worcester County where the three tornadoes touched down.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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