Top 15 Costliest U.S. Winter Events By Insured Losses, 1980-2018 (1)

($ millions)

        Losses when occurred  
Rank Date Event Location Overall Insured (2) Deaths
1 Feb. 16-25, 2015 Winter storm, winter damage AR, CT, DC, DE, IL, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, 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, tornado, floods CT, DE, GA, LA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, VT, WV 2,000 1,600 19
5 Mar. 1-3, 2018 Winter storm CT, DE, DC, MD, MA, NJ, NY, NC, PA, RI, VA 2,300 1,600 9
6 Apr. 7-11, 2013 Winter storm CA, IN, KS, MO, NE, SD, WI 1,500 1,200 NA
7 Mar. 13-15, 2010 Winter storm (Nor'Easter), floods CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI 1,700 1,200 11
8 Dec. 10-13, 1992 Winter storm CT, DE, NJ, NY, MA, MD, NE, PA, RI, VA 3,000 1,000 19
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 Feb. 10-12, 1994 Winter damage AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA 3,000 800 9
13 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
14 Jan. 4-9, 2008 Winter storm AR, CA, CO, IL, IN, KS, MI, MO, NE, NY, OH, OK, OR, WA, WI 1,000 750 12
15 Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 1996 Winter damage AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, WI 1,500 740 16
(1) Costliest U.S. blizzards and winter storms/damage based on insured losses when occurred, as of March 2019. (2) Based on property losses including, if applicable, agricultural, offshore, marine, aviation and National Flood Insurance Program losses and may differ from data shown elsewhere. NA=Data not available. Source: © 2019 Munich Re, NatCatSERVICE.