NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced estimated catastrophe losses for the month of October 2016 of $199 million, pre-tax ( $129 million after-tax). Catastrophe losses occurring in October comprised six events at an estimated cost of $180 million, pre-tax, plus unfavorable reserve reestimates of prior reported catastrophe losses. The largest event was Hurricane Matthew where losses were experienced in the states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
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