Top 10 Costliest Natural Catastrophes, United States (1)

($ millions)

      Estimated insured property loss
Rank Year Peril Dollars when occurred In 2022 dollars (2)
1 2005 Hurricane Katrina $65,000 $98,727
2 2022 Hurricane Ian 52,500 52,553
3 2021 Hurricane Ida 36,000 39,256
4 2012 Hurricane Sandy 30,000 38,688
5 2017 Hurricane Harvey 30,000 36,450
6 2017 Hurricane Irma 29,550 35,714
7 2017 Hurricane Maria 29,500 35,654
8 1992 Hurricane Andrew 16,000 33,875
9 1994 Northridge Earthquake 15,300 31,218
10 2008 Hurricane Ike 18,200 24,815
(1) Natural disasters that cause at least $25 million in insured losses; or 10 deaths; or 50 people injured; or 2,000 filed claims or homes and structures damaged. Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Includes losses sustained by private insurers and government-sponsored programs such as the National Flood Insurance Program. Subject to change as loss estimates are further developed. As of January 2023. (2) Adjusted for inflation by Aon using the U.S. Consumer Price Index. Source: Aon.