Significant Flood Events

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This page contains a data table detailing flooding events with 1,500 or more paid losses from 1978 to the current month and year. The table includes the name and year of the event, the number of paid losses, the total amount paid and the average payment per loss.

As of March 31, 2015

A significant event is one with 1,500 or more paid losses or, occasionally, one added for other reasons. Events have been named according to the most popular name at the time the events occurred or, if there is no apparent name, one has been created for this report. Event naming is a subjective thing; an event may begin as a hurricane, change to a tropical storm or be nothing but a heavy rain in some states. This report attempts to use a single name and include states in federally declared disaster areas.

EVENTYEAR# PD LOSSESAMOUNT PD ($)AVG PD LOSS
MASSACHUSETTS FLOOD FEB. 1978Feb-782,202$20,145,418$9,149
LOUISIANA FLOOD MAY 1978May-787,343$43,422,439$5,913
WV, IN, KY, OH FLOODS DEC 1978Dec-781,879$11,934,512$6,352
PA, CT, MA, NJ, NY, RI FLOODSJan-798,826$31,487,015$3,568
ND, MN FLOODSApr-792,141$10,360,266$4,839
TEXAS FLOOD APRIL 1979Apr-791,954$20,131,418$10,303
FLORIDA FLOOD APRIL 1979Apr-791,488$2,029,163$1,364
TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTEJul-799,664$147,295,363$15,242
HURRICANE FREDERICSep-792,947$45,809,311$15,544
TEXAS FLOOD SEPTEMBER 1979Sep-796,261$47,085,222$7,520
NJ, CT & NY FLOODS APRIL 1980Apr-802,159$7,156,481$3,315
LOUISIANA FLOOD APRIL 1980Apr-8012,831$86,279,354$6,724
HURRICANE ALLENAug-803,636$27,454,134$7,551
TEXAS FLOOD EVENT JUNE 1981Jun-812,143$13,414,893$6,260
TEXAS FLOOD AUGUST 1981Aug-812,740$20,958,042$7,649
LOUISIANA FLOOD APRIL 1992Apr-823,187$20,785,522$6,522
RI, MA, CT FLOODS JUNE 1982Jun-822,189$15,684,431$7,165
THE 'NO-NAME STORM'Jun-822,921$10,474,435$3,586
MO, IL FLOODS DECEMBER 1982Dec-823,172$29,851,938$9,411
LOUISIANA FLOOD DECEMBER 1982Dec-821,636$12,917,415$7,896
LOUISIANA FLOOD APRIL 1983Apr-8311,581$104,833,841$9,052
ALICIAAug-8310,518$119,388,681$11,351
NEW JERSEY FLOOD MARCH 1984Mar-844,096$22,163,537$5,411
NEW JERSEY FLOOD APRIL 1984Apr-842,471$33,300,119$13,476
KENTUCKY FLOOD MAY 1984May-842,654$32,623,472$12,292
ELENAAug-858,234$81,322,383$9,876
GLORIASep-856,088$39,194,422$6,438
ISABEL OCTOBER 1985Oct-851,612$5,769,195$3,579
JUANOct-856,187$90,987,478$14,706
CALIFORNIA FLOOD FEBRUARY 1986Feb-862,003$34,838,406$17,393
LOUISIANA FLOOD APRIL 1988Apr-883,003$17,124,219$5,702
TEXAS FLOOD MAY 1989May-892,562$59,020,120$23,037
TROPICAL STORM ALLISON 1989Jun-893,127$39,303,958$12,569
HURRICANE CHANTELAug-892,919$39,510,677$13,536
HUGOSep-8912,840$376,433,739$29,317
LOUISIANA FLOOD NOVEMBER 1989Nov-894,455$48,911,213$10,979
LOUISIANA FLOOD JUNE 1991Jun-911,919$15,832,141$8,250
BOBAug-912,821$49,707,690$17,621
HALLOWEENOct-919,541$143,158,312$15,005
DE, NJ, PR FLOODS JANUARY 1992Jan-923,211$30,087,521$9,370
TEXAS FLOOD MARCH 1992Mar-922,353$50,956,063$21,656
ANDREWAug-925,587$169,113,347$30,269
NOR'EASTER - 1992Dec-9225,142$346,150,356$13,768
MARCH STORMMar-939,840$212,596,101$21,605
MIDWEST FLOODJun-9310,472$272,819,515$26,052
TEXAS FLOOD OCTOBER 1994Oct-946,226$217,628,440$34,955
CA FLOOD JANUARY 1995Jan-953,410$74,842,843$21,948
LOUISIANA FLOODMay-9531,343$585,071,593$18,667
OPALOct-9510,343$405,527,543$39,208
NORTHEAST FLOOD - JAN 1996Jan-9612,523$186,623,944$14,902
NORTHWEST FLOODFeb-962,329$61,903,974$26,580
BERTHAJul-961,166$10,388,364$8,909
FRANSep-9610,315$217,843,972$21,119
HORTENSESep-961,382$20,465,346$14,808
JOSEPHINEOct-966,512$102,604,272$15,756
NORTHEAST FLOOD - OCT 1996Oct-963,480$40,837,392$11,735
CALIFORNIA FLOOD DECEMBER 1996Dec-961,858$39,699,759$21,367
SOUTH CENTRAL FLOODFeb-974,529$100,469,721$22,184
UPPER MIDWEST FLOODApr-977,398$160,101,054$21,641
PINEAPPLE EXPRESSJan-984,227$57,680,410$13,646
NOR'EASTERFeb-983,212$28,011,201$8,721
HURRICANE BONNIEAug-982,675$23,073,621$8,626
TEXAS FLOOD SEPTEMBER 1998Sep-984,876$78,402,842$16,079
LOUISIANA FLOOD SEPTEMBER 1998Sep-985,176$50,999,758$9,853
HURRICANE GEORGES (KEYS)Sep-983,437$43,208,306$12,572
HURRICANE GEORGESSep-989,097$154,169,745$16,947
HURRICANE GEORGES (PANHANDLE)Sep-981,679$23,137,642$13,781
TEXAS FLOOD OCTOBER 1998Oct-983,191$143,784,089$45,059
HURRICANE FLOYDSep-9920,439$462,341,822$22,621
HURRICANE IRENEOct-9913,682$117,858,779$8,614
FLORIDA FLOOD OCTOBER 2000Oct-009,276$158,283,182$17,064
TROPICAL STORM ALLISON - 2001Jun-0130,784$1,106,849,765$35,955
TROPICAL STORM GABRIELLESep-012,418$34,836,088$14,407
TEXAS FLOOD JULY 2002Jul-021,897$70,901,720$37,376
TROPICAL STORM ISADORESep-028,467$114,160,392$13,483
HURRICANE LILIOct-022,569$37,269,589$14,507
TEXAS FLOOD OCTOBER 2002Oct-023,251$89,034,696$27,387
HURRICANE ISABELSep-0319,928$499,282,769$25,054
HURRICANE CHARLEYAug-042,609$50,914,481$19,515
HURRICANE FRANCESSep-044,964$153,301,259$30,883
HURRICANE IVANSep-0428,288$1,611,107,130$56,954
HURRICANE JEANNESep-045,381$128,035,093$23,794
HURRICANE DENNISJul-053,808$119,867,428$31,478
HURRICANE KATRINAAug-05167,969$16,315,501,308$97,134
HURRICANE RITASep-059,527$474,500,456$49,806
TROPICAL STORM TAMMYOct-054,116$44,773,505$10,878
HURRICANE WILMAOct-059,616$365,464,551$38,006
PA, NJ, NY FLOODS JUNE 2006Jun-066,427$229,163,410$35,656
HURRICANE PAULOct-061,507$37,261,864$24,726
NOR'EASTER APRIL 2007Apr-078,640$225,936,191$26,150
TORRENTIAL RAIN JUNE 2008Jun-083,405$144,723,101$42,503
HURRICANE GUSTAVSep-084,545$112,610,327$24,777
HURRICANE IKESep-0846,586$2,688,346,188$57,707
TORRENTIAL RAIN MARCH 2009 TXMar-093,303$127,560,446$38,620
TORRENTIAL RAIN SEPT 2009 GASep-092,066$124,183,557$60,108
TROPICAL STORM IDA VANov-095,670$102,883,944$18,145
2010 NOREASTERMar-1010,092$195,097,440$19,332
TORRENTIAL RAIN - TNApr-104,114$229,369,260$55,753
TORRENTIAL RAIN - NJMar-111,873$36,474,729$19,474
MID-SPRING STORMSApr-114,334$145,223,139$33,508
LATE-SPRING STORMSJun-112,427$133,993,212$55,209
HURRICANE IRENEAug-1144,215$1,336,197,682$30,220
TROPICAL STORM LEESep-119,859$458,063,551$46,461
TROPICAL STORM DEBBIEJun-121,794$42,834,505$23,877
TROPICAL STORM ISAACAug-1211,990$547,653,274$45,676
SUPERSTORM SANDYOct-12128,992$7,902,352,884$61,262
IL FLOODING APRIL 2013Apr-133,376$87,893,623$26,035
COLORADO FLOODING SEPT 2013Sep-131,732$67,858,862$39,179
FLORIDA FLOODING APRIL 2014Apr-142,126$109,011,761$51,276

 

Last Updated: 
05/12/2015 - 11:28
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