ATLANTA — According to a firm that analyses natural disaster damage, Elsa’s Insured Losses, from Hurricane Elsa on land will be about $290 million.
Wind and storm surges caused roughly $240 million in damage in the United States, while damage to Caribbean islands reached about $50 million, according to an early estimate released this week by Boston-based Karen Clark & Co.
Elsa, which caused flooding in many eastern states as it moved from Florida to Georgia, the mid-Atlantic states, and New England as a tropical storm, caused flooding in numerous eastern states as it tracked from Florida to Georgia, the mid-Atlantic states, and New England. At least one person was killed in Florida, while a tornado ripped through a Georgia Navy installation, flipping recreational vehicles upside down and blowing one into a lake.
Karen Clark & Co. collaborates with insurance companies to assess the damage. Its Elsa “flash estimate” is restricted to privately insured wind and storm surge damage to residential, commercial, and industrial structures, as well as cars.