Top 10 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 167,984 $16,318 $97,142
2 Oct. 2012 Superstorm Sandy CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV 130,214 8,249 63,352
3 Sep. 2008 Hurricane Ike AR, IL, IN, KY, LA, MO, OH, PA, TX 46,660 2,697 57,798
4 Sep. 2004 Hurricane Ivan AL, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV 28,297 1,612 56,974
5 Aug. 2011 Hurricane Irene CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT 44,266 1,340 30,270
6 Jun. 2001 Tropical Storm Allison FL, LA, MS, NJ, PA, TX 30,671 1,105 36,028
7 May 1995 Louisiana Flood LA 31,343 585 18,667
8 Aug. 2012 Tropical Storm Isaac AL, FL, LA, MS 12,039 554 46,026
9 Sep. 2003 Hurricane Isabel DE, MD, NJ, NY, NC, PA, VA, WV 19,938 500 25,091
10 Sep. 2005 Hurricane Rita AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, TN, TX 9,529 475 49,821
(1) Includes events from 1978 to April 30, 2016, as of June 14, 2016. 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.