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.