In fact, all three of the major storms that hit this summer—Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria—have found places in the top five costliest storms on record. According to USA Today:
The storms brought widespread death and destruction to Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
While 2005’s Katrina remains the costliest hurricane on record at $160 billion, last year’s Hurricane Harvey ranks second, with damage costs of $125 billion.
Hurricane Maria ranks third at $90 billion, and Irma ranks fifth at $50 billion. With damages of $70 billion, 2012’s Sandy has been pushed down to fourth place. Sandy was popularly labeled a “superstorm” as it neared landfall despite being a hurricane for nearly its entire life cycle.
(On this list, the damage costs of both Katrina and Sandy are adjusted for inflation.)
NOAA said the dollar amounts are “the estimated total costs of these events — that is, the costs in terms of dollars that would not have been incurred had the event not taken place. Insured and uninsured losses are included in damage estimates.”
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