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CATASTROPHIC HURRICANE LOSSES IN THE UNITED STATES, 2004-2013

($ billions)

    Estimated insured loss     Estimated insured loss
Year Number of catastrophic
hurricanes (1)
Dollars when
occurred 
In 2013
dollars (2)
Year Number of catastrophic
hurricanes (1)
Dollars when
occurred 
In 2013
dollars (2)
2004 5 $22.9 $27.0 2009 0 (3) NA NA
2005 6  58.3 67.6 2010 0 (3) NA NA
2006 0 (3) NA NA 2011 1 $4.3 $4.4
2007 0 (3) NA NA 2012 2 19.7 20.0
2008 3 15.2 16.3 2013 0 (3) NA NA

(1) Hurricanes causing insured property losses of at least $25 million in 1997 dollars and affecting a significant number of policyholders and insurers. Excludes losses covered by the federally administered National Flood Insurance Program.
(2) Adjusted for inflation through 2013 by ISO using the GDP implicit price deflator.
(3) No hurricane met the PCS definition of a catastrophe.

NA=Not applicable.

Source: The Property Claim Services (PCS) unit of ISO, a Verisk Analytics company.

 
CATASTROPHIC HURRICANE LOSSES IN THE UNITED STATES, 1999-2008
Year Number of 
catastrophic
hurricanes (1)
Insured loss (2)
(in 2008 dollars)
Year Number of 
catastrophic
hurricanes (1)
Insured loss (2)
(in 2008 dollars)
1999 5 $3.0 billion   2004 5 $26.1 billion
2000 (3) 0 NA   2005 6 64.3 billion
2001 (3) 0 NA   2006 (3) 0 NA
2002 1 514.6 million   2007 (3) 0 NA
2003 2 2.1 billion   2008 3 15.2 billion

(1) Catastrophic hurricanes as defined by ISO.
(2) Adjusted to 2008 dollars by ISO.
(3) No wind event met ISO's Property Claims Services unit (PCS) catastrophe definition of a single incident or a series of related incidents, man-made or natural disasters that causes insured property losses of at least $25 million and affects a significant number of policyholders and insurers.

NA=Not applicable.

Source: ISO's Property Claims Services unit (PCS).

 
MAJOR HURRICANE LOSSES IN THE UNITED STATES, 2000-2009
    Insured loss      Insured loss
 
Year Number of
hurricanes (1)
Dollars when
occurred
In 2009
dollars (2)
Year Number of
hurricanes (1)
Dollars when
occurred
In 2009
dollars (2)
2000 (3) 0 NA NA 2005 6 $58.3 billion $64.0 billion
2001 (3) 0 NA NA 2006 (3) 0 NA NA
2002 1 $430.0 million $512.4 million 2007 (3) 0 NA NA
2003 2 1.8 billion 2.1 billion 2008 3 15.2 billion 15.4 billion
2004 5 22.9 billion 26.0 billion 2009 (3) 0 NA NA

(1) Major hurricanes causing at least $25 million in insured property losses and affecting a significant number of policyholders and insurers.
(2) Adjusted for inflation through 2009 by ISO using the GDP implicit price deflator.
(3) No wind event met the PCS catastrophe definition.

NA=Not applicable.

Source: ISO's Property Claim Services (PCS) unit.

 
CATASTROPHIC HURRICANE LOSSES IN THE UNITED STATES, 2001-2010
    Insured loss      Insured loss
 
Year Number of
hurricanes (1)
Dollars when
occurred
In 2010
dollars (2)
Year Number of
hurricanes (1)
Dollars when
occurred
In 2010
dollars (2)
2001 (3) 0 NA NA 2006 (3) 0 NA NA
2002 1  $430.0 million  $516.6 million 2007 (3) 0 NA NA
2003 2  1.8 billion  2.1 billion  2008 3 $15.2 billion $15.5 billion
2004 5  22.9 billion  26.2 billion  2009 (3) 0 NA NA
2005 6  58.3 billion  64.6 billion  2010 (3) 0 NA NA

(1) Major hurricanes causing at least $25 million in insured property losses and affecting a significant number of policyholders and insurers.
(2) Adjusted for inflation through 2010 by ISO using the GDP implicit price deflator.
(3) No wind event met the PCS catastrophe definition.

NA=Not applicable.

Source: The Property Claim Services (PCS) unit of ISO, a Verisk Analytics company.

 
CATASTROPHIC HURRICANE LOSSES IN THE UNITED STATES, 2002-2011
    Estimated insured loss      Estimated insured loss
 
Year Number of
catastrophic
hurricanes (1)
Dollars when
occurred
In 2011
dollars (2)
Year Number of
catastrophic
hurricanes (1)
Dollars when
occurred
In 2011
dollars (2)
2002 1 $430 million $529 million 2007 0 (3) NA NA
2003 2 1.8 billion 2.1 billion 2008 3 $15.2 billion $15.8 billion
2004 5  22.9 billion   26.8 billion  2009 0 (3) NA NA
2005 6  58.3 billion   66.1 billion  2010 0 (3) NA NA
2006 0 (3)  NA   NA  2011 1 4.3 billion 4.3 billion

(1) Hurricanes causing insured property losses of at least $25 million in 1997 dollars and affecting a significant number of policyholders and insurers. Does not include losses covered by the federally administered National Flood Insurance Program.
(2) Adjusted for inflation through 2011 by ISO using the GDP implicit price deflator.
(3) No hurricane met the PCS definition of a catastrophe.

NA=Not applicable.

Source: The Property Claim Services (PCS) unit of ISO, a Verisk Analytics company.

 
CATASTROPHIC HURRICANE LOSSES IN THE UNITED STATES, 2003-2012

($ billions)

    Estimated insured loss     Estimated insured loss
Year Number of
catastrophic
hurricanes (1)
Dollars when
occurred
In 2012
dollars (2)
Year Number of
catastrophic
hurricanes (1)
Dollars when
occurred
In 2012
dollars (2)
2003 2 $1.8 $2.0 2008 3 $15.2 $16.1
2004 5 22.9 27.3 2009 0 (3) NA NA
2005 6 58.3 67.3 2010 0 (3) NA NA
2006 0 (3) NA NA 2011 1 4.3 4.4
2007 0 (3) NA  NA 2012 2 19.7 19.7

(1) Hurricanes causing insured property losses of at least $25 million in 1997 dollars and affecting a significant number of policyholders and insurers. Excludes losses covered by the federally administered National Flood Insurance Program.
(2) Adjusted for inflation through 2012 by ISO using the GDP implicit price deflator.
(3) No hurricane met the PCS definition of a catastrophe.

NA=Not applicable.

Source: Property Claim Services (PCS), a  division of Verisk Analytics.