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10 costliest natural disasters
Top 10 costliest natural disasters
Hurricane Katrina
Drought and heat waves 1988
Northridge earthquake
Drought and heat wave 1980
Hurricane Andrew
Midwest floods
Hurricane Ike
Hurricane Wilma
Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Ivan

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.

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10 costliest natural disasters - Hurricane Katrina
Top 10 costliest natural disasters
Hurricane Katrina
Drought and heat waves 1988
Northridge earthquake
Drought and heat wave 1980
Hurricane Andrew
Midwest floods
Hurricane Ike
Hurricane Wilma
Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Ivan

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.

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10 costliest natural disasters - Drought and heat wave 1988
Top 10 costliest natural disasters
Hurricane Katrina
Drought and heat waves 1988
Northridge earthquake
Drought and heat wave 1980
Hurricane Andrew
Midwest floods
Hurricane Ike
Hurricane Wilma
Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Ivan

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.

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10 costliest natural disasters - Northridge earthquake
Top 10 costliest natural disasters
Hurricane Katrina
Drought and heat waves 1988
Northridge earthquake
Drought and heat wave 1980
Hurricane Andrew
Midwest floods
Hurricane Ike
Hurricane Wilma
Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Ivan

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.

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10 costliest natural disasters - Drought and heat wave 1980
Top 10 costliest natural disasters
Hurricane Katrina
Drought and heat waves 1988
Northridge earthquake
Drought and heat wave 1980
Hurricane Andrew
Midwest floods
Hurricane Ike
Hurricane Wilma
Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Ivan

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.

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10 costliest natural disasters - Hurricane Andrew
Top 10 costliest natural disasters
Hurricane Katrina
Drought and heat waves 1988
Northridge earthquake
Drought and heat wave 1980
Hurricane Andrew
Midwest floods
Hurricane Ike
Hurricane Wilma
Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Ivan

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.

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10 costliest natural disasters - Midwest floods
Top 10 costliest natural disasters
Hurricane Katrina
Drought and heat waves 1988
Northridge earthquake
Drought and heat wave 1980
Hurricane Andrew
Midwest floods
Hurricane Ike
Hurricane Wilma
Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Ivan

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.

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10 costliest natural disasters - Hurricane Ike
Top 10 costliest natural disasters
Hurricane Katrina
Drought and heat waves 1988
Northridge earthquake
Drought and heat wave 1980
Hurricane Andrew
Midwest floods
Hurricane Ike
Hurricane Wilma
Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Ivan

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.

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10 costliest natural disasters - Hurricane Wilma
Top 10 costliest natural disasters
Hurricane Katrina
Drought and heat waves 1988
Northridge earthquake
Drought and heat wave 1980
Hurricane Andrew
Midwest floods
Hurricane Ike
Hurricane Wilma
Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Ivan

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.

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10 costliest natural disasters - Hurricane Charley
Top 10 costliest natural disasters
Hurricane Katrina
Drought and heat waves 1988
Northridge earthquake
Drought and heat wave 1980
Hurricane Andrew
Midwest floods
Hurricane Ike
Hurricane Wilma
Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Ivan

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.

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10 costliest natural disasters - Hurricane Ivan
Top 10 costliest natural disasters
Hurricane Katrina
Drought and heat waves 1988
Northridge earthquake
Drought and heat wave 1980
Hurricane Andrew
Midwest floods
Hurricane Ike
Hurricane Wilma
Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Ivan

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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