Top 10 Most Significant Flood Events By National Flood Insurance Program Payouts (1)

 

Rank Date Event Number of paid losses Amount paid ($ millions) Average paid loss
1 Aug. 2005 Hurricane Katrina 168,200 $16,330 $97,087
2 Sep. 2017 Hurricane Harvey 77,100 9,015 116,926
3 Oct. 2012 Superstorm Sandy 132,800 8,885 66,905
4 Sep. 2022 Hurricane Ian 48,000 3,900 81,250
5 Sep. 2008 Hurricane Ike 46,900 2,711 57,804
6 Aug. 2016 Louisiana severe storms and flooding 27,600 2,522 91,377
7 Sep. 2004 Hurricane Ivan 31,000 1,671 53,903
8 Sep. 2021 Hurricane Ida 62,200 1,648 26,495
9 Sep. 2004 Hurricane Jeanne 36,000 1,460 40,556
10 Aug. 2011 Hurricane Irene 43,800 1,340 30,594
(1) Includes events from 1978 to December 31, 2022 as of May, 2022. Defined by the National Flood Insurance Program as an event that produces at least 1,500 paid losses. Stated in dollars when occurred. Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) data; analysis courtesy of Aon.