THE TEN MOST SIGNIFICANT FLOOD EVENTS BY NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM PAYOUTS (1)

 

Rank Date Event Location Number of paid losses Amount paid ($ millions) Average paid loss
1 Aug. 2005 Hurricane Katrina AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, TN 167,940 $16,311 $97,126
2 Oct. 2012 Superstorm Sandy CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV 128,830 7,870 61,089
3 Sep. 2008 Hurricane Ike AR, IL, IN, KY, LA, MO, OH, PA, TX 46,555 2,683 57,620
4 Sep. 2004 Hurricane Ivan AL, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV 28,282 1,611 56,945
5 Aug. 2011 Hurricane Irene CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT 44,207 1,335 30,198
6 Jun. 2001 Tropical Storm Allison FL, LA, MS, NJ, PA, TX 30,781 1,106 35,946
7 May 1995 Louisiana Flood LA 31,343 585 18,667
8 Aug. 2012 Tropical Storm Isaac AL, FL, LA, MS 11,985 547 45,620
9 Sep. 2003 Hurricane Isabel DE, MD, NJ, NY, NC, PA, VA, WV 19,919 498 25,005
10 Sep. 2005 Hurricane Rita AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, TN, TX 9,527 474 49,805
(1) Includes events from 1978 to January 31, 2015, as of March 13, 2015. Defined by the National Flood Insurance Program as an event that produces at least 1,500 paid losses. Stated in dollars when occurred. Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency; U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Hurricane Center.