Hurricane Matthew, the Category 4 storm that cut a deadly swath across the Caribbean and sent Florida residents scrambling to evacuate, has left behind $4 billion and $6 billion worth of damages, according to one estimate.
An analysis by data analysis firm CoreLogic released on Saturday shows high winds and flooding associated with Matthew inflicted vast damage on residential and commercial properties. At one point, National Hurricane Center data estimated the hurricane's winds were well above 100 miles per hour.
CoreLogic's estimates do not include "insured losses related to additional flooding, business interruption or contents. Of this $4-6 billion, 90 percent of the insurance claims are expected to be related to wind and 10 percent is expected to be related to storm surge," the firm said.
For context, that amount is far less than the aftermath of Hurricane's Katrina and Sandy, but at 90 percent, the percentage of wind damage associated with Matthew eclipsed both prior hurricanes.