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State farm's irene insurance claims top 17,000, led by Maryland

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Bloomberg News

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., the largest U.S. home and car insurer, said it has received more than 17,000 claims from damage tied to Irene.

The preliminary total includes 15,340 claims from residential policies and 1,910 from autos, the Bloomington, Illinois-based insurer said today in an e-mailed statement. Maryland was responsible for 3,364 home claims, and Virginia, North Carolina, New Jersey and New York each had more than 2,000, the company said.