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World Natural Disaster Events Ranked by Number Of Perils and Insured Losses, 2019 (1)

 

Rank Peril Number of
events
Rank Peril Insured loss
(US$ billions)
1 Flooding 158 1 Severe weather (2) $27
2 Severe weather (2) 114 2 Tropical cyclone 22
3 Tropical cyclone 33 3 Flooding 13
4 Earthquake 32 4 Winter weather 2
5 Winter weather 19 5 European windstorm 2
6 Wildfire 18 6 Drought 2
7 European windstorm 16 7 Wildfire 2
8 Drought 15 8 Earthquake (3)
9 Other 4 9 Other (3)

(1) Natural disasters that cause at least US$25 million in insured losses; or 10 deaths; or 50 people injured; or 2,000 filed claims or homes and structures damaged. As of January 2020.
(2 )Includes severe convective storms such as thunderstorms, tornadoes and hailstorms, straight-line winds and flooding that could occur with these storms.
(3) Less than $1 billion.

Source: Aon.

 
Number Of World Natural Disaster Events By Peril, 2018 (1)

 

Peril Number of events
Flooding 116
Severe weather (2) 112
Earthquake 58
Tropical cyclone 52
Winter weather 26
Drought 12
Wildfire 11
European windstorm 10
Other 10

(1) Natural disasters that cause at least US$25 million in insured losses; or 10 deaths; or 50 people injured; or 2,000 filed claims or homes and structures damaged. As of September 13, 2019.
(2)Includes severe convective storms such as thunderstorms, tornadoes and hailstorms, straight-line winds and flooding that could occur with these storms.

Source: Aon.