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Top 10 Costliest Catastrophes, United States (1)

($ millions)

      Estimated insured property loss
Rank   Date Peril Dollars when occurred In 2015 dollars (2)
1 Aug. 2005 Hurricane Katrina $41,100 $49,047
2 Sep. 2001 Fire, explosion: World Trade Center, Pentagon terrorist attacks 18,779 24,613
3 Aug. 1992 Hurricane Andrew 15,500 24,111
4 Oct. 2012 Hurricane Sandy 18,750 19,563
5 Jan. 1994 Northridge, CA earthquake 12,500 18,597
6 Sep. 2008 Hurricane Ike 12,500 13,826
7 Oct. 2005 Hurricane Wilma 10,300 12,292
8 Aug. 2004 Hurricane Charley 7,475 9,207
9 Sep. 2004 Hurricane Ivan 7,110 8,758
10 Apr. 2011 Flooding, hail and wind including the tornadoes that struck
Tuscaloosa and other locations
7,300 7,757

(1) Property losses only. Excludes flood damage covered by the federally administered National Flood Insurance Program.
(2) Adjusted for inflation through 2015 by ISO using the GDP implicit price deflator.

Source: Property Claim Services (PCS®), a Verisk Analytics® business.

 
THE TEN MOST COSTLY CATASTROPHES, UNITED STATES (1)

($ millions)

      Estimated insured property losses
Rank Date Peril Dollars when occurred In 2013 dollars (2)
1 Aug. 2005 Hurricane Katrina $41,100 $47,622
2 Sep. 2001 Fire, explosion: World Trade Center, Pentagon terrorist attacks 18,779 23,895
3 Aug. 1992 Hurricane Andrew 15,500 23,386
4 Oct. 2012 Hurricane Sandy 18,750 19,033
5 Jan. 1994 Northridge, CA earthquake 12,500 18,038
6 Sep. 2008 Hurricane Ike 12,500 13,426
7 Oct. 2005 Hurricane Wilma 10,300 11,934
8 Aug. 2004 Hurricane Charley 7,475 8,939
9 Sep. 2004 Hurricane Ivan 7,110 8,502
10 Apr. 2011 Flooding, hail and wind including the tornadoes that struck Tuscaloosa and other locations 7,300 7,540

(1) Property coverage only. Excludes flood damage covered by the federally administered National Flood Insurance Program.
(2) Adjusted for inflation through 2013 by ISO using the GDP implicit price deflator.

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

 
TOP 10 MOST COSTLY CATASTROPHES, UNITED STATES (1)

($ millions)

      Estimated insured property losses
Rank   Date Peril Dollars when occurred In 2014 dollars (2)
1 Aug. 2005 Hurricane Katrina $41,100 $48,383
2 Sep. 2001 Fire, explosion: World Trade Center, Pentagon terrorist attacks 18,779 24,279
3 Aug. 1992 Hurricane Andrew 15,500 23,785
4 Oct. 2012 Hurricane Sandy 18,750 19,307
5 Jan. 1994 Northridge, CA earthquake 12,500 18,345
6 Sep. 2008 Hurricane Ike 12,500 13,639
7 Oct. 2005 Hurricane Wilma 10,300 12,125
8 Aug. 2004 Hurricane Charley 7,475 9,083
9 Sep. 2004 Hurricane Ivan 7,110 8,639
10 Apr. 2011 Flooding, hail and wind including the tornadoes that struck
Tuscaloosa and other locations
7,300 7,652

(1) Property losses only. Excludes flood damage covered by the federally administered National Flood Insurance Program.
(2) Adjusted for inflation through 2014 by ISO using the GDP implicit price deflator.

Source: Property Claim Services (PCS®), a Verisk Analytics® business.