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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 15:12

In Harvey's Wake, Some Worry About State Insurer's Pace at Paying Claims From Ike

(TNS) - As thousands wait for insurance money to make repairs in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, more than a half-dozen school districts, cities and other government agencies are still awaiting payment from the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association on nearly $60 million in claims from Hurricane Ike.

Texas City Independent School District leads the list with more than $172 million in outstanding Ike claims, followed by Dickinson ISD with $10.5 million and Chambers County with $9.5 million. Three other school districts, two cities and a community college are awaiting payment on additional claims of more than $22 million, according to a Houston Chronicle analysis.

Officials said they have little faith that TWIA - the insurer of last resort - will pay the claims without further legal battles.

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http://www.govtech.com/em/disaster/In-Harveys-Wake-Some-Worry-About-State-Insurers-Pace-at-Paying-Claims-From-Ike.html