Hurricane and Tropical Cyclones

The 30 Costliest U.S. Hurricanes

Rank: Name: Year: Category: Damage (U.S.)*:
1. Katrina (LA/MS/AL/SE FL) 2005 3 $105,840,000,000
2. Andrew (SE FL/SE LA) 1992 5 $45,561,000,000
3. Ike (TX/LA/MS) 2008 2 $27,790,000,000
4. Wilma (FL) 2005 3 $20,587,000,000
5. Ivan (FL/AL) 2004 3 $19,832,000,000
6. Charley (FL) 2004 4 $15,820,000,000
7. Irene (NC/VA/MD/DE/NJ/NY/CT/VT/NH/ME) 2011 1 $15,800,000,000
8. Hugo (SC) 1989 4 $9,739,820,675
9. Rita (LA/TX) 2005 3 $11,797,000,000
10. Agnes (NE U.S.) 1972 1 $11,760,000,000
11. Betsy (FL/LA) 1965 3 $11,227,000,000
12. Allison (TX/LA) 2001 T.S. $10,998,000,000
13. Frances (FL) 2004 2 $10,018,000,000
14. Camille (MS/AL) 1969 5 $9,282,000,000
15. Floyd (NC) 1999 4 $9,225,000,000
16. Jeanne (FL) 2004 3 $8,072,000,000
17. Opal (NW FL/AL) 1995 3 $7,729,000,000
18. Diane (NE U.S.) 1955 1 $7,408,000,000
19. Frederic (AL/MS) 1979 3 $6,571,000,000
20. New England 1938 3 $6,325,000,000
21. Fran (NC) 1996 3 $6,140,000,000
22. Isabel (NC/VA/MD) 2003 2 $6,112,000,000
23. Celia (S TX) 1970 3 $5,918,000,000
24. Great Atlantic Hurricane 1944 3 $5,706,000,000
25. Alicia (N TX) 1983 3 $4,569,000,000
26. Gustav (LA) 2008 2 $4,347,000,000
27. Carol (NE U.S.) 1954 3 $4,175,000,000
28. Georges (PR/MS) 1998 5 $3,860,000,000
29. Juan (LA) 1985 1 $3,238,000,000
30. Donna (FL/Eastern U.S.) 1960 4 $3,215,000,000
31. Iniki (HI) 1992 4 $3,095,000,000
32. Bob (NC and NE U.S.) 1991 2 $2,004,635,258

* - Adjusted to 2010 dollars on basis of U.S. Dept. of Commerce Implicit Price Deflator for Construction. The storms from 2011 and later are not adjusted. The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) rates Hurricane Katrina's damage at $133.8 billion 2007 dollars.

Source: The Deadliest, Costliest, and Most Intense United States hurricanes of this century (and other frequently requested hurricane facts) [NOAA Technical Memorandum NWS TPC-1], Updated through 2010.

More Information: The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

National Hurricane Center Publication: The Deadliest Atlantic Tropical Cyclones, 1492 - 2010

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