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This page contains a 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 June 30, 2014

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.

EVENT YEAR # PD LOSSES AMOUNT PD ($) AVG PD LOSS
MASSACHUSETTS FLOOD FEB. 1978 Feb-78 2,202 $20,145,418 $9,149
LOUISIANA FLOOD MAY 1978 May-78 7,343 $43,422,439 $5,913
WV, IN, KY, OH FLOODS DEC 1978 Dec-78 1,879 $11,934,512 $6,352
PA, CT, MA, NJ, NY, RI FLOODS Jan-79 8,826 $31,487,015 $3,568
ND, MN FLOODS Apr-79 2,141 $10,360,266 $4,839
TEXAS FLOOD APRIL 1979 Apr-79 1,954 $20,131,418 $10,303
FLORIDA FLOOD APRIL 1979 Apr-79 1,488 $2,029,163 $1,364
TROPICAL STORM CLAUDETTE Jul-79 9,664 $147,295,363 $15,242
HURRICANE FREDERIC Sep-79 2,947 $45,809,311 $15,544
TEXAS FLOOD SEPTEMBER 1979 Sep-79 6,261 $47,085,222 $7,520
NJ, CT & NY FLOODS APRIL 1980 Apr-80 2,159 $7,156,481 $3,315
LOUISIANA FLOOD APRIL 1980 Apr-80 12,831 $86,279,354 $6,724
HURRICANE ALLEN Aug-80 3,636 $27,454,134 $7,551
TEXAS FLOOD EVENT JUNE 1981 Jun-81 2,143 $13,414,893 $6,260
TEXAS FLOOD AUGUST 1981 Aug-81 2,740 $20,958,042 $7,649
LOUISIANA FLOOD APRIL 1992 Apr-82 3,187 $20,785,522 $6,522
RI, MA, CT FLOODS JUNE 1982 Jun-82 2,189 $15,684,431 $7,165
THE 'NO-NAME STORM' Jun-82 2,921 $10,474,435 $3,586
MO, IL FLOODS DECEMBER 1982 Dec-82 3,172 $29,851,938 $9,411
LOUISIANA FLOOD DECEMBER 1982 Dec-82 1,636 $12,917,415 $7,896
LOUISIANA FLOOD APRIL 1983 Apr-83 11,581 $104,833,841 $9,052
ALICIA Aug-83 10,518 $119,388,681 $11,351
NEW JERSEY FLOOD MARCH 1984 Mar-84 4,096 $22,163,537 $5,411
NEW JERSEY FLOOD APRIL 1984 Apr-84 2,471 $33,300,119 $13,476
KENTUCKY FLOOD MAY 1984 May-84 2,654 $32,623,472 $12,292
ELENA Aug-85 8,234 $81,322,383 $9,876
GLORIA Sep-85 6,088 $39,194,422 $6,438
ISABEL OCTOBER 1985 Oct-85 1,612 $5,769,195 $3,579
JUAN Oct-85 6,187 $90,987,478 $14,706
CALIFORNIA FLOOD FEBRUARY 1986 Feb-86 2,003 $34,838,406 $17,393
LOUISIANA FLOOD APRIL 1988 Apr-88 3,003 $17,124,219 $5,702
TEXAS FLOOD MAY 1989 May-89 2,562 $59,020,120 $23,037
TROPICAL STORM ALLISON 1989 Jun-89 3,127 $39,303,958 $12,569
HURRICANE CHANTEL Aug-89 2,919 $39,510,677 $13,536
HUGO Sep-89 12,840 $376,433,739 $29,317
LOUISIANA FLOOD NOVEMBER 1989 Nov-89 4,455 $48,911,213 $10,979
LOUISIANA FLOOD JUNE 1991 Jun-91 1,919 $15,832,141 $8,250
BOB Aug-91 2,821 $49,707,690 $17,621
HALLOWEEN Oct-91 9,541 $143,158,312 $15,005
DE, NJ, PR FLOODS JANUARY 1992 Jan-92 3,211 $30,087,521 $9,370
TEXAS FLOOD MARCH 1992 Mar-92 2,353 $50,956,063 $21,656
ANDREW Aug-92 5,587 $169,113,347 $30,269
NOR'EASTER - 1992 Dec-92 25,142 $346,150,356 $13,768
MARCH STORM Mar-93 9,840 $212,596,101 $21,605
MIDWEST FLOOD Jun-93 10,472 $272,819,515 $26,052
TEXAS FLOOD OCTOBER 1994 Oct-94 6,226 $217,628,440 $34,955
CA FLOOD JANUARY 1995 Jan-95 3,410 $74,842,843 $21,948
LOUISIANA FLOOD May-95 31,343 $585,071,593 $18,667
OPAL Oct-95 10,343 $405,527,543 $39,208
NORTHEAST FLOOD - JAN 1996 Jan-96 12,523 $186,623,944 $14,902
NORTHWEST FLOOD Feb-96 2,329 $61,903,974 $26,580
BERTHA Jul-96 1,166 $10,388,364 $8,909
FRAN Sep-96 10,315 $217,843,972 $21,119
HORTENSE Sep-96 1,382 $20,465,346 $14,808
JOSEPHINE Oct-96 6,512 $102,604,272 $15,756
NORTHEAST FLOOD - OCT 1996 Oct-96 3,480 $40,837,392 $11,735
CALIFORNIA FLOOD DECEMBER 1996 Dec-96 1,858 $39,699,759 $21,367
SOUTH CENTRAL FLOOD Feb-97 4,529 $100,469,721 $22,184
UPPER MIDWEST FLOOD Apr-97 7,398 $160,101,054 $21,641
PINEAPPLE EXPRESS Jan-98 4,227 $57,680,410 $13,646
NOR'EASTER Feb-98 3,212 $28,011,201 $8,721
HURRICANE BONNIE Aug-98 2,675 $23,073,621 $8,626
TEXAS FLOOD SEPTEMBER 1998 Sep-98 4,876 $78,402,842 $16,079
LOUISIANA FLOOD SEPTEMBER 1998 Sep-98 5,176 $50,999,758 $9,853
HURRICANE GEORGES (KEYS) Sep-98 3,437 $43,208,306 $12,572
HURRICANE GEORGES Sep-98 9,097 $154,169,745 $16,947
HURRICANE GEORGES (PANHANDLE) Sep-98 1,679 $23,137,642 $13,781
TEXAS FLOOD OCTOBER 1998 Oct-98 3,191 $143,784,089 $45,059
HURRICANE FLOYD Sep-99 20,437 $462,252,753 $22,618
HURRICANE IRENE Oct-99 13,682 $117,858,779 $8,614
FLORIDA FLOOD OCTOBER 2000 Oct-00 9,276 $158,283,182 $17,064
TROPICAL STORM ALLISON - 2001 Jun-01 30,778 $1,105,874,969 $35,931
TROPICAL STORM GABRIELLE Sep-01 2,418 $34,836,088 $14,407
TEXAS FLOOD JULY 2002 Jul-02 1,896 $70,634,069 $37,254
TROPICAL STORM ISADORE Sep-02 8,443 $113,715,962 $13,469
HURRICANE LILI Oct-02 2,563 $36,902,125 $14,398
TEXAS FLOOD OCTOBER 2002 Oct-02 3,250 $88,984,769 $27,380
HURRICANE ISABEL Sep-03 19,866 $493,368,877 $24,835
HURRICANE CHARLEY Aug-04 2,608 $50,821,390 $19,487
HURRICANE FRANCES Sep-04 4,962 $152,720,776 $30,778
HURRICANE IVAN Sep-04 28,264 $1,608,141,249 $56,897
HURRICANE JEANNE Sep-04 5,378 $127,785,309 $23,761
HURRICANE DENNIS Jul-05 3,806 $119,805,748 $31,478
HURRICANE KATRINA Aug-05 167,795 $16,291,113,356 $97,089
HURRICANE RITA Sep-05 9,517 $473,523,651 $49,756
TROPICAL STORM TAMMY Oct-05 4,116 $44,773,505 $10,878
HURRICANE WILMA Oct-05 9,614 $365,189,145 $37,985
PA, NJ, NY FLOODS JUNE 2006 Jun-06 6,424 $228,835,556 $35,622
HURRICANE PAUL Oct-06 1,507 $37,261,864 $24,726
NOR'EASTER APRIL 2007 Apr-07 8,639 $225,885,344 $26,147
TORRENTIAL RAIN JUNE 2008 Jun-08 3,403 $144,544,544 $42,476
HURRICANE GUSTAV Sep-08 4,543 $112,575,416 $24,780
HURRICANE IKE Sep-08 46,520 $2,678,208,069 $57,571
TORRENTIAL RAIN MARCH 2009 TX Mar-09 3,303 $127,560,446 $38,620
TORRENTIAL RAIN SEPT 2009 GA Sep-09 2,065 $123,981,946 $60,040
TROPICAL STORM IDA VA Nov-09 5,671 $102,710,765 $18,112
2010 NOREASTER Mar-10 10,090 $194,747,831 $19,301
TORRENTIAL RAIN - TN Apr-10 4,108 $228,927,788 $55,727
TORRENTIAL RAIN - NJ Mar-11 1,872 $36,427,635 $19,459
MID-SPRING STORMS Apr-11 4,304 $143,553,113 $33,353
LATE-SPRING STORMS Jun-11 2,416 $133,023,350 $55,059
HURRICANE IRENE Aug-11 44,138 $1,329,010,346 $30,110
TROPICAL STORM LEE Sep-11 9,795 $451,565,578 $46,102
TROPICAL STORM DEBBIE Jun-12 1,791 $42,655,904 $23,817
TROPICAL STORM ISAAC Aug-12 11,975 $542,741,753 $45,323
SUPERSTORM SANDY Oct-12 128,055 $7,711,386,062 $60,219
IL FLOODING - APRIL 2013 Apr-13 3,354 $86,139,402 $25,683
COLORADO FLOODING - SEPT 2013 Sep-13 1,700 $64,608,173 $38,005

 

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08/11/2014 - 13:23
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