Top 10 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 167,995 $16,320 $97,144
2 Oct. 2012 Superstorm Sandy CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV 131,502 8,596 65,370
3 Sep. 2008 Hurricane Ike AR, IL, IN, KY, LA, MO, OH, PA, TX 46,679 2,699 57,826
4 Aug. 2016 Louisiana severe storms and flooding LA 26,949 2,407 89,325
5 Sep. 2004 Hurricane Ivan AL, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV 28,298 1,612 56,973
6 Aug. 2011 Hurricane Irene CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT 44,287 1,343 30,333
7 Jun. 2001 Tropical Storm Allison FL, LA, MS, NJ, PA, TX 30,671 1,105 36,028
8 Oct. 2016 Hurricane Matthew FL, GA, NC, SC, VA 16,193 619 38,217
9 May 1995 Louisiana flood LA 31,343 585 18,667
10 Aug. 2012 Tropical Storm Isaac AL, FL, LA, MS 12,069 558 46,227
(1) Includes events from 1978 to May 31, 2016, as of August 18, 2017. 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.