property damage


: damage or destruction to houses, cars, etc.
Few people were hurt during the storm, but property damage was great.

Examples of property damage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has tracked 1,219 tornadoes in Michigan since 1950, killing 248 people and causing more than $1.2 billion in property damage. Anthony Robledo, USA TODAY, 8 May 2024 Some metro Detroit communities woke up to property damage from Tuesday night's severe thunderstorms, the same storms that earlier spun up several tornadoes in West Michigan and prompted a state of emergency. Amelia Benavides-Colón, Detroit Free Press, 8 May 2024 Event goers caused more than $15,000 worth of property damage during that event, officials said. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 May 2024 Anderson received tickets for property damage and obstructing an officer. Ashley Luthern, Journal Sentinel, 2 May 2024 Aftershocks continued for days and property damage estimates were as high as $50 billion. Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times, 11 Apr. 2024 Investors are seeing the financial effects of climate impacts in loss and damage, rebuilding, labor costs, and real property damage, etc. Joan Michelson, Forbes, 30 Mar. 2024 Establishing that means venturing into a previously unexplored quadrant of Hollow Earth, where Kong is fending off other monsters while Godzilla patrols the surface, keeping the peace and doing lots of property damage in the process. Brian Lowry, CNN, 28 Mar. 2024 Before his election, he was found guilty in Florida of leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. Karina Elwood, Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2024

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“Property damage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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