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Top 15 Costliest U.S. Winter Events By Insured Losses, 1980-2015 (1)

($ millions)

        Losses when occurred   
Rank Date Event Location Overall Insured (2) Deaths
1 Feb. 16-25, 2015 Winter storm, winter damage CT, DC, DE, IL, KY, MA, MD,
ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH,
PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT
$2,800 $2,100 39
2 Mar. 11-14, 1993 Blizzard  AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA,
MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ,
NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX,
VA, VT, WV
5,000 2,000 270
3 Jan. 5-8, 2014 Winter damage, cold wave  AL, CT, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA,
MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC,
NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN,
VA, WI
2,500 1,700 NA
4 Apr. 13-17, 2007 Winter storm, tornadoes, floods CT, DE, DC, GA, LA, MA, MD,
ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA,
RI, SC, TX, VA, VT, WV
2,000 1,600 19
5 Mar. 13-15, 2010 Winter storm, floods CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI 1,700 1,200 11
6 Apr. 7-11, 2013 Winter storm CA, IN, KS, MO, NE, SD, WI 1,500 1,200 NA
7 Dec. 10-13, 1992 Winter storm CT, DE, NJ, NY, MA, MD, NE,
PA, RI, VA
3,000 1,000 19
8 Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2011 Winter storm, snowstorms, winter damage CT, IA, IL, IN, KS, MA, ME,
MO, NY, OH, PA, RI, TX, WI
1,300 980 36
9 Dec. 17-30, 1983 Winter damage, cold wave FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY,
LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO,
MT, NE, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH,
OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN,
TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
1,000 880 500
10 Jan. 17-20, 1994 Winter damage, cold wave CT, DE, IN, IL, KY, MA, ME,
MD, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH,
PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV
1,000 800 70
11 Feb. 10-12, 1994 Winter damage AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK,
SC, TN, TX, VA
3,000 800 9
12 Jan. 1-4, 1999 Winter storm AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL,
IN, LA, MO, MA, MD, ME, MS,
NC, NJ, NY,OH, OK, PA, RI,
SC, TN, TX, VA, WV
1,000 780 25
13 Jan. 4-9, 2008 Winter storm AR, CA, CO, IL, IN, KS, MI,
MO, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR,
WA, WI
1,000 750 12
14 Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 1996 Winter damage AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA,
IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD,
MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY,
OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA,
WV, WI
1,500 740 16
15 Feb. 24-25, 2013 Blizzard, winter damage LA, OK, TX 1,000 690 1

(1) Costliest U.S. blizzards and winter storms/damages based on insured losses when occurred.
(2) Based on property losses including, if applicable, agricultural, offshore, marine, aviation and National Flood Insurance Program losses in the United States and may differ from data shown elsewhere.

NA=Data not available.

Source: © 2016 Munich Re, NatCatSERVICE, as of September 2016.

 
THE FIFTEEN MOST COSTLY U.S. WINTER EVENTS BY INSURED LOSSES, 1980-2013 (1)

($ millions)

        Losses when occurred   
Rank Date Event Location Overall Insured (2) Deaths
1 Mar. 11-14, 1993 Blizzard  24 states affected $5,000 $1,980 270
2 Apr. 13-17, 2007 Winter storm, tornadoes, floods Northeast, Southeast, South, CT; DE; D.C.; GA; LA; MA; MD; ME; MS; NC; NH; NJ; NY; PA; RI; SC; TX; VA; VT; WV 2,000 1,575 19
3 Apr. 7-11, 2013 Winter storm CA; IN; KS; MO; NE; SD; WI 1,500 1,200 NA
4 Dec. 10-13, 1992 Winter storm Northeast, Midwest, VA; MD; DE; PA; NJ; NY; CT; RI; MA; NE 3,000 1,000 19
5 Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2011 Winter storm, snowstorms, winter damage TX; CT; MA; IL; NY; OK; OH; PA; RI; IN 1,300 975 36
6 Dec. 17-30, 1983 Winter damage, cold wave FL; GA; ID; IL; IN; IA; KS; KY; LA; MD; MA; MI; MN; MS; MO; MT; NE; NJ; NY; NC; ND; OH; OK; OR; PA; RI; SC; SD; TN; TX; UT; VA; WA; WV; WI; WY 1,000 880 500
7 Jan. 17-20, 1994 Winter damage, cold wave PA; NJ; NY; OH; MA; IN; NC; VA; WV; KY; MD; NH; DE; ME; RI; VT; CT; IL; TN; SC 1,000 800 70
8 Feb. 10-12, 1994 Winter damage South, Southeast, TX; OK; AR; LA; MS; AL; TN; GA; SC; NC; VA 3,000 800 9
9 Jan. 1-4, 1999 Winter storm South, Midwest, Southeast, Northeast, TX; OK; AR; MO; LA; MS; AL; GA; FL; SC; NC; TN; IL; IN; OH; PA; WV; VA; MD; DE; NJ; NY; CT; RI; MA; ME 1,000 775 25
10 Jan. 4-9, 2008 Winter storm South, Southwest, Midwest, North, Northeast, Northwest, AR; CA; CO; IL; IN; KS; MI; MO; NY; OH; OK; OR; WA; WI; NV 1,000 745 12
11 Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 1996 Winter damage 31 states affected 1,500 735 16
12 Feb. 24-25, 2013 Blizzard, winter damage LA; OK; TX 1,000 690 1
13 Oct. 28-31, 2011 Winter storm, winter damage CT; NJ; MA; NY; PA; NH 900 665 28
14 Jan. 6-9, 1996 Snowstorm Midwest, Northeast 1,200 600 85
15 Feb. 9-14, 2010 Winter storm, blizzards, winter damage VA; KY; SC; MS; MD; DC; DE; PA; NJ; NY; RI; MA; OH; IL; IA; TX; OK; NC; WV 800 600 NA

(1) Most costly U.S. blizzards and winter storms/damages based on insured losses when occurred.
(2) Based on property losses including, if applicable, agricultural, offshore, marine, aviation and National Flood Insurance Program losses in the United States and may differ from data shown elsewhere.

NA=Data not available.

Source: © 2014 Munich Re, Geo Risks Research, NatCatSERVICE.

 
TOP 15 MOST COSTLY U.S. WINTER EVENTS BY INSURED LOSSES, 1980-2014 (1)

($ millions)

        Losses when occurred   
Rank Date Event Location Overall Insured (2) Deaths
1 Mar. 11-14, 1993 Blizzard  AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WV $5,000 $2,000 270
2 Jan. 5-8, 2014 Winter damage, cold wave  AL, CT, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WI 2,500 1,700 NA
3 Apr. 13-17, 2007 Winter storm, tornadoes, floods CT, DE, DC, GA, LA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, VT, WV 2,000 1,600 19
4 Apr. 7-11, 2013 Winter storm CA, IN, KS, MO, NE, SD, WI 1,500 1,200 NA
5 Dec. 10-13, 1992 Winter storm CT, DE, NJ, NY, MA, MD, NE, PA, RI, VA 3,000 1,000 19
6 Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2011 Winter storm, snowstorms, winter damage CT, IA, IL, IN, KS, MA, ME, MO, NY, OH, PA, RI, TX, WI 1,300 980 36
7 Dec. 17-30, 1983 Winter damage, cold wave FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY 1,000 880 500
8 Jan. 17-20, 1994 Winter damage, cold wave CT, DE, IN, IL, KY, MA, ME, MD, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV 1,000 800 70
9 Feb. 10-12, 1994 Winter damage AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA 3,000 800 9
10 Jan. 1-4, 1999 Winter storm AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MO, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NJ, NY,OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV 1,000 780 25
11 Jan. 4-9, 2008 Winter storm AR, CA, CO, IL, IN, KS, MI, MO, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, WA, WI 1,000 745 12
12 Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 1996 Winter damage AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, WI 1,500 740 16
13 Feb. 24-25, 2013 Blizzard, winter damage LA, OK, TX 1,000 690 1
14 Oct. 28-31, 2011 Winter storm, winter damage CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA  900 665 28
15 Jan. 6-9, 1996 Snowstorm CT, DE, IN, KY, MA, MD, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN, VA, VT, WV 1,200 600 85

(1) Most costly U.S. blizzards and winter storms/damages based on insured losses when occurred.
(2) Based on property losses including, if applicable, agricultural, offshore, marine, aviation and National Flood Insurance Program losses in the United States and may differ from data shown elsewhere.

NA=Data not available.

Source: © 2015 Munich Re, NatCatSERVICE, as of January 2015.

 
TOP 15 MOST COSTLY U.S. WINTER EVENTS BY INSURED LOSSES, 1980-2015 (1)

($ millions)

        Losses when occurred   
Rank Date Event Location Overall Insured (2) Deaths
1 Feb. 16-25, 2015 Winter storm, winter damage CT, DC, DE, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT $2,800 $2,100 39
2 Mar. 11-14, 1993 Blizzard  AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WV 5,000 2,000 270
3 Jan. 5-8, 2014 Winter damage, cold wave  AL, CT, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WI 2,500 1,700 NA
4 Apr. 13-17, 2007 Winter storm, tornadoes, floods CT, DE, DC, GA, LA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, VT, WV 2,000 1,600 19
5 Apr. 7-11, 2013 Winter storm CA, IN, KS, MO, NE, SD, WI 1,500 1,200 NA
6 Dec. 10-13, 1992 Winter storm CT, DE, NJ, NY, MA, MD, NE, PA, RI, VA 3,000 1,000 19
7 Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2011 Winter storm, snowstorms, winter damage CT, IA, IL, IN, KS, MA, ME, MO, NY, OH, PA, RI, TX, WI 1,300 980 36
8 Dec. 17-30, 1983 Winter damage, cold wave FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY 1,000 880 500
9 Jan. 17-20, 1994 Winter damage, cold wave CT, DE, IN, IL, KY, MA, ME, MD, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV 1,000 800 70
10 Feb. 10-12, 1994 Winter damage AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA 3,000 800 9
11 Jan. 1-4, 1999 Winter storm AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MO, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NJ, NY,OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV 1,000 780 25
12 Jan. 4-9, 2008 Winter storm AR, CA, CO, IL, IN, KS, MI, MO, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, WA, WI 1,000 750 12
13 Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 1996 Winter damage AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, WI 1,500 740 16
14 Feb. 24-25, 2013 Blizzard, winter damage LA, OK, TX 1,000 690 1
15 Oct. 28-31, 2011 Winter storm, winter damage CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA 900 670 28

(1) Most costly U.S. blizzards and winter storms/damages based on insured losses when occurred.
(2) Based on property losses including, if applicable, agricultural, offshore, marine, aviation and National Flood Insurance Program losses in the United States and may differ from data shown elsewhere.

NA=Data not available.

Source: © 2016 Munich Re, NatCatSERVICE, as of January 2016.