Natural disasters in the U.S. that caused the most economic damage 1900-2016

This statistic shows the top ten natural disasters that caused the most economic damage in the United States between 1900 and 2016. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina resulted in approximately 125 billion U.S. dollars damage.

The ten natural disasters that caused the most economic damage in the United States from 1900 to 2016

Damage in billion U.S. dollars
Storm (August 29, 2005)125
Storm (October 28, 2012)50
Storm (September 12, 2008)30
Earthquake (January 17, 1994)30
Storm (August 24, 1992)26.5
Drought (June 2012)20
Storm (September 15, 2004)18
Storm (August 13, 2004)16
Storm (September 23, 2005)16
Storm (October 24, 2005)14.3
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Source

Release date

November 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

1900 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* Figures are as of November 17, 2016.

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