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THE TEN MOST SIGNIFICANT FLOOD EVENTS BY NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM PAYOUTS (1)
Rank Date Event Location Number of
paid losses
Amount paid
($ millions)
Average
paid loss
1 Aug. 2005 Hurricane Katrina AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, TN 167,789 $16,290 $97,083
2 Oct. 2012 Superstorm Sandy CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH,
NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV
127,782 7,640 59,786
3 Sep. 2008 Hurricane Ike AR, IL, IN, KY, LA, MO, OH, PA, TX 46,478 2,672 57,499
4 Sep. 2004 Hurricane Ivan AL, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NJ, NY,
NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV
28,261 1,608 56,882
5 Aug. 2011 Hurricane Irene CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH,
NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT
44,126 1,328 30,094
6 Jun. 2001 Tropical Storm Allison FL, LA, MS, NJ, PA, TX 30,778 1,106 35,931
7 May 1995  Louisiana Flood LA 31,343 585 18,667
8 Aug. 2012 Tropical Storm Isaac AL, FL, LA, MS 11,967 542 45,279
9 Sep. 2003 Hurricane Isabel DE, MD, NJ, NY, NC, PA, VA, WV 19,868 493 24,833
10 Sep. 2005 Hurricane Rita AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, TN, TX 9,519 474 49,782

(1) Includes events from 1978 to April 30, 2014, as of June 30, 2014. Defined by the National Flood Insurance Program as an event that produces at least 1,500 paid losses. Stated in dollars when occurred.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency; U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Hurricane Center.

 
THE TEN MOST SIGNIFICANT FLOOD EVENTS, RANKED BY NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM PAYOUTS (1)
Rank Event Location Date Number of
 paid losses
Amount paid
($ millions)
Average
paid loss
1 Hurricane Katrina AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, TN Aug. 2005 166,792 $16,075 $96,378
2 Hurricane Ike AR, IL, IN, KY, LA, MO,
OH, PA, TX
Sep. 2008 45,244 2,468 54,555
3 Hurricane Ivan AL, DE, FL, GA, LA,
MD, MS, NJ, NY, NC,
OH, PA, TN, VA, WV
Sep. 2004 27,599 1,576 57,091
4 Tropical Storm 
Allison
FL, LA, MS, NJ, PA, TX Jun. 2001 30,662 1,104 35,998
5 Louisiana flood LA May 1995 31,343 585 18,667
6 Hurricane Isabel DE, MD, NJ, NY,
NC, PA, VA, WV
Sep. 2003 19,853 492 24,774
7 Hurricane Rita AL, AR, FL, LA,
MS, TN, TX
Sep. 2005 9,480 465 49,058
8 Hurricane Floyd CT, DE, FL, GA, MA, ME, 
MD, NH, NJ, NC,
PA, SC, VA, VT
Sep. 1999 20,439 462 22,617
9 Hurricane Opal AL, NC, PR, SC, TN Oct. 1995 10,343 406 39,208
10 Hurricane Hugo GA, NC, PR, SC, VA,
U.S. Virgin Islands
Sep. 1989 12,843 376 29,315

(1) Includes events from 1978 to June 30, 2009. Defined by the National Flood Insurance Program as an event that produces at least 1,500 paid losses. Stated in dollars when occurred.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Securiity, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

 
THE TEN MOST SIGNIFICANT FLOOD EVENTS BY NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM PAYOUTS (1)
Rank Event Location Date Number of paid losses Amount paid ($ millions) Average paid loss
1 Hurricane Katrina AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, TN Aug. 2005 167,397 $16,208 $96,821
2 Hurricane Ike AR, IL, IN, KY, LA, MO, OH, PA, TX Sep. 2008 46,316 2,642 57,033
3 Hurricane Ivan AL, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NJ,
NY, NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV
Sep. 2004 27,647 1,586 57,371
4 Tropical Storm Allison FL, LA, MS, NJ, PA, TX Jun. 2001 30,663 1,104 36,000
5 Louisiana flood LA May 1995 31,343 585 18,667
6 Hurricane Isabel DE, MD, NJ, NY, NC, PA, VA, WV Sep. 2003 19,864 493 24,825
7 Hurricane Rita AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, TN, TX Sep. 2005 9,514 472 49,562
8 Hurricane Floyd CT, DE, FL, GA, MA, ME, MD, NH, NJ, NC, PA, SC, VA, VT Sep. 1999 20,438 462 22,618
9 Hurricane Opal AL, NC, PR, SC, TN Oct. 1995 10,343 406 39,208
10 Hurricane Hugo GA, NC, PR, SC, VA, U.S. Virgin Islands Sep. 1989 12,840 376 29,317

(1) Includes events from 1978 to July 31, 2011. Defined by the National Flood Insurance Program as an event that produces at least 1,500 paid losses. Stated in dollars when occurred.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

 
THE TEN MOST SIGNIFICANT FLOOD EVENTS BY NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM PAYOUTS (1)
Rank Date Event Location Number of
paid losses
Amount paid
($ millions)
Average
paid loss
1 Aug. 2005 Hurricane Katrina AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, TN 167,679 $16,262 $96,984
2 Sep. 2008 Hurricane Ike AR, IL, IN, KY, LA, MO, OH, PA, TX 46,389 2,661 57,355
3 Sep. 2004 Hurricane Ivan AL, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NJ, NY,
NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV
27,653 1,587 57,395
4 Aug. 2011 Hurricane Irene CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT 43,585 1,279 29,336
5 Jun. 2001 Tropical Storm Allison FL, LA, MS, NJ, PA, TX 30,663 1,104 36,000
6 May 1995 Louisiana flood LA 31,343 585 18,667
7 Sep. 2003 Hurricane Isabel DE, MD, NJ, NY, NC, PA, VA, WV 19,868 493 24,832
8 Sep. 2005 Hurricane Rita AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, TN, TX 9,509 472 49,660
9 Sep. 1999 Hurricane Floyd CT, DE, FL, GA, MA, ME, MD, NH, NJ, NC, PA, SC, VA, VT 20,438 462 22,618
10 Sep. 2011 Tropical Storm Lee PA, NY 9,718 435 44,764

(1) Includes events from 1978 to July 31, 2012. Defined by the National Flood Insurance Program as an event that produces at least 1,500 paid losses. Stated in dollars when occurred.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

 
THE TEN MOST SIGNIFICANT FLOOD EVENTS BY NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM PAYOUTS (1)
Rank Date Event Location Number of paid losses Amount paid ($ millions) Average paid loss
1 Aug. 2005 Hurricane Katrina AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, TN 167,730 $16,277 $97,046
2 Oct. 2012 Superstorm Sandy CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV 127,418 7,298 57,277
3 Sep. 2008 Hurricane Ike AR, IL, IN, KY, LA, MO, OH, PA, TX 46,461 2,670 57,466
4 Sep. 2004 Hurricane Ivan AL, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV 28,259 1,607 56,880
5 Aug. 2011 Hurricane Irene CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH,
NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT
44,031 1,319 29,946
6 Jun. 2001 Tropical Storm Allison FL, LA, MS, NJ, PA, TX 30,663 1,104 36,000
7 May 1995 Louisiana Flood LA 31,343 585 18,667
8 Aug. 2012 Tropical Storm Isaac AL, FL, LA, MS 11,924 537 45,032
9 Sep. 2003 Hurricane Isabel DE, MD, NJ, NY, NC, PA, VA, WV 19,868 493 24,833
10 Sep. 2005 Hurricane Rita AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, TN, TX 9,508 473 49,698

(1) Includes events from 1978 to August 31, 2013, as of October 31, 2013. Defined by the National Flood Insurance Program as an event that produces at least 1,500 paid losses. Stated in dollars when occurred.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency; U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Hurricane Center.