Top 10 Costliest Catastrophes, United States (1)

($ millions)

      Estimated insured property losses
Rank Date Peril Dollars when occurred In 2016 dollars (2)
1 Aug. 2005 Hurricane Katrina $ 41,100 $ 49,793
2 Sep. 2001 Fire, Explosion: World Trade Center, Pentagon terrorist attacks 18,779 24,987
3 Aug. 1992 Hurricane Andrew 15,500 24,478
4 Oct. 2012 Hurricane Sandy 18,750 19,860
5 Jan. 1994 Northridge, CA earthquake 12,500 18,880
6 Sep. 2008 Hurricane Ike 12,500 14,036
7 Oct. 2005 Hurricane Wilma 10,300 12,479
8 Aug. 2004 Hurricane Charley 7,475 9,348
9 Sep. 2004 Hurricane Ivan 7,110 8,891
10 Apr. 2011 Flooding, hail and wind including the tornadoes that struck Tuscaloosa and other locations 7,300 7,875
(1) Property losses only. Excludes flood damage covered by the federally administered National Flood Insurance Program. (2) Adjusted for inflation through 2016 by ISO using the GDP implicit price deflator. Source: The Property Claim Services® (PCS®) unit of ISO®, a Verisk Analytics® company.