COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., one of the country's largest property and casualty insurance companies, has received more than 22,000 claims in the past week for damages from Hurricane Charley. Overall, Nationwide estimates it will receive more than 50,000 claims and losses approaching $400 million.

"Policyholders have reported almost 800 large loss homeowners claims --losses of $25,000 or more -- and 15,000 homeowners claims thus far," said Ken Enscoe, Nationwide's director of catastrophe claims operations. Overall, Nationwide projects almost 40,000 homeowner and 4,600 auto claims.

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