Most expensive flood disasters in the United States 1978-2018, by payouts

Most expensive flood disasters in the United States from 1978 to 2018*, by National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) payouts (in million U.S. dollars)

Most expensive flood disasters in the United States 1978-2018, by payouts The statistic shows the most expensive flood disasters in the United States from 1978 to July 2018, by National Flood Insurance Program payouts. The payouts of the National Flood Insurance Program as a consequence of damage caused by floods following Hurricane Irma in September 2017, amounted to approximately one billion U.S. dollars.
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Most expensive flood disasters in the United States from 1978 to 2018*, by National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) payouts (in million U.S. dollars)

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Amount paid in million U.S. dollars
Hurricane Katrina (Aug 2005)16,258
Hurricane Harvey (Aug 2017)8,757
Superstorm Sandy (Oct 2012)8,753
Hurricane Ike (Sep 2008)2,700
Louisiana severe storms and flooding (Aug 2016)2,456
Hurricane Ivan (Sep 2004)1,607
Hurricane Irene (Aug 2011)1,345
Tropical Storm Allison (Jun 2001)1,105
Hurricane Irma (Sep 2017)1,030
Hurricane Matthew (Oct 2016)649
Amount paid in million U.S. dollars
Hurricane Katrina (Aug 2005)16,258
Hurricane Harvey (Aug 2017)8,757
Superstorm Sandy (Oct 2012)8,753
Hurricane Ike (Sep 2008)2,700
Louisiana severe storms and flooding (Aug 2016)2,456
Hurricane Ivan (Sep 2004)1,607
Hurricane Irene (Aug 2011)1,345
Tropical Storm Allison (Jun 2001)1,105
Hurricane Irma (Sep 2017)1,030
Hurricane Matthew (Oct 2016)649
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The statistic shows the most expensive flood disasters in the United States from 1978 to July 2018, by National Flood Insurance Program payouts. The payouts of the National Flood Insurance Program as a consequence of damage caused by floods following Hurricane Irma in September 2017, amounted to approximately one billion U.S. dollars.
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Release date
October 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1978 to July 31, 2018
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
*1978 to July 31, 2018, as of October 5, 2018. Defined by the National Flood Insurance Program as an event that produces at least 1,500 paid losses. Stated in dollars when occurred.
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