15 Most Costly Natural Disasters in the United States

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Hurricane Hugo – $7 Billion

Hurricane Hugo

weather.gov

This storm that killed 49 people came ashore in South Carolina accompanied by a 20’ storm surge.

Great Flood of 1951 – $7 Billion

Great Flood of Kansas and Missouri 1951

mostateparks.com

With some areas receiving as much as 19” of rainfall, three rivers combines to give a flow of 1.1 million cubic feet per second, causing the deaths of 28 people.

Blizzard of 1993 – $6.6 Billion

Blizzard on East Coast of North and Central America 1993

nasa.gov

This blizzard was dubbed “Storm of the Century” and as well as closing down the south for 3 days, also caused the deaths of 79 people.

1989 Loma Priesta Earthquake – $6 Billion

Earthquake San Francisco Bay Area, California 1989

hamodia.com

This 6.9 quake caused freeways to be destroyed and also 69 people to die.

Tropical Storm Allison – $5.5 Billion

Tropical Storm Allison

wewillsee.us

This storm created major flooding which was responsible for 41 deaths.

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