10 costliest U.S. natural disasters

The top 10 costliest U.S. natural disasters between 1980 and 2010 caused more than $501.1 billion in damage and up to 22,240 deaths, according to the National Weather Service and the Insurance Information Institute. They include hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and droughts. The losses include insured and uninsured losses, and the disasters impacted most regions of the country.

Hurricane Katrina is among the 10 costliest natural disasters to hit the United States between 1980 and 2010. Combined, all 10 disasters caused more than $500 billion in damage and more than 20,000 deaths.

The drought and heat wave that hit the central and eastern United States in 1988 is among the 10 costliest natural disasters to hit the United States between 1980 and 2010. Combined, all 10 disasters caused more than $500 billion in damage and more than 20,000 deaths.

The Northridge earthquake that hit California is among the 10 costliest natural disasters to hit the United States between 1980 and 2010. Combined, all 10 disasters caused more than $500 billion in damage and more than 20,000 deaths.

The drought and heat wave of 1980 is among the 10 costliest natural disasters to hit the United States. Combined, all 10 disasters caused more than $500 billion in damage and more than 20,000 deaths.

Hurricane Andrew is among the 10 costliest natural disasters to hit the United States between 1980 and 2010. Combined, all 10 disasters caused more than $500 billion in damage and more than 20,000 deaths.

The Midwestern floods of 1993 are among the 10 costliest natural disasters to hit the United States between 1980 and 2010. Combined, all 10 disasters caused more than $500 billion in damage and more than 20,000 deaths.

Hurricane Ike is among the 10 costliest natural disasters to hit the United States between 1980 and 2010. Combined, all 10 disasters caused more than $500 billion in damage and more than 20,000 deaths.

Hurricane Wilma is among the 10 costliest natural disasters to hit the United States between 1980 and 2010. Combined, all 10 disasters caused more than $500 billion in damage and more than 20,000 deaths.

Hurricane Charley is among the 10 costliest natural disasters to hit the United States between 1980 and 2010. Combined, all 10 disasters caused more than $500 billion in damage and more than 20,000 deaths.

Hurricane Ivan is among the 10 costliest natural disasters to hit the United States between 1980 and 2010. Combined, all 10 disasters caused more than $500 billion in damage and more than 20,000 deaths.



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