15 Most Costly Natural Disasters in the United States
Hurricane Charley – $15 Billion
33’ tall towers were built in the track of the storm in order to assist with better preparations for future storms. This one though, still cost 10 people their lives.
Great Flood of the Midwest – $15 Billion
These floods that were responsible for 50 deaths left as many as 75 towns under water and destroyed 50,000 homes.
Tornado Outbreak of 2011 – $11 Billion
With a total of 753 Tornadoes touching down in April, this exceeded the previous record for one month, which had been 543, set in May of 2003.
Hurricane Rita – $10 Billion
With only 21 names set aside for hurricanes each year, these one that killed 120 people, caused concerns about needing more.
Hurricane Frances – $9 Billion
This storm that killed 49 people caused future concerns after subways and other underground city spaces were flooded.