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Significant Flood Events

On this page you will find 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.

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As of June 30, 2018

A significant event is a flooding event with 1,500 or more paid losses. Occasionally, an event may be added to this list for reasons other than reaching 1,500 paid losses, such as a major hurricane event. Significant flood events have been named according to the most popular name at the time the events occurred or, when there was no apparent name, one was created for this report. Event naming is a subjective thing; an event may begin as a hurricane, change to a tropical storm, or mean nothing but heavy rain in some states. This report attempts to use a single name and include states in presidentially-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

690

$3,670,542

$5,320

PA, CT, MA, NJ, NY, RI FLOODS

Jan-79

133

$1,935,294

$14,551

ND, MN FLOODS

Apr-79

1,448

$7,000,387

$4,835

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

1,474

$4,579,416

$3,107

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

133

$2,004,884

$15,074

THE 'NO-NAME STORM'

Jun-82

2,921

$10,474,435

$3,586

MO, IL FLOODS DECEMBER 1982

Dec-82

2,580

$27,507,398

$10,662

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

$346,151,167

$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

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

10,314

$217,834,091

$21,120

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

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

$143,779,364

$45,058

HURRICANE FLOYD

Sep-99

20,439

$462,326,389

$22,620

HURRICANE IRENE FLORIDA 2000

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

30,671

$1,105,003,344

$36,028

TROPICAL STORM GABRIELLE

Sep-01

2,418

$34,828,580

$14,404

TEXAS FLOOD JULY 2002

Jul-02

1,897

$70,901,720

$37,376

TROPICAL STORM ISADORE

Sep-02

8,470

$114,182,903

$13,481

HURRICANE LILI

Oct-02

2,569

$37,269,589

$14,507

TEXAS FLOOD OCTOBER 2002

Oct-02

3,251

$89,034,696

$27,387

HURRICANE ISABEL

Sep-03

19,939

$500,274,351

$25,090

HURRICANE CHARLEY

Aug-04

2,609

$50,914,481

$19,515

HURRICANE FRANCES

Sep-04

4,966

$153,488,029

$30,908

HURRICANE IVAN

Sep-04

28,153

$1,607,482,820

$57,098

HURRICANE JEANNE

Sep-04

5,380

$128,027,899

$23,797

HURRICANE DENNIS

Jul-05

3,808

$119,867,428

$31,478

HURRICANE KATRINA

Aug-05

166,790

$16,257,804,933

$97,475

HURRICANE RITA

Sep-05

9,354

$466,223,897

$49,842

TROPICAL STORM TAMMY

Oct-05

4,115

$44,768,288

$10,879

HURRICANE WILMA

Oct-05

9,435

$358,146,723

$37,959

PA, NJ, NY FLOODS JUNE 2006

Jun-06

6,427

$229,292,230

$35,676

HURRICANE PAUL

Oct-06

1,507

$37,261,864

$24,726

NOR'EASTER APRIL 2007

Apr-07

8,640

$225,928,476

$26,149

TORRENTIAL RAIN JUNE 2008

Jun-08

3,406

$144,789,258

$42,510

HURRICANE GUSTAV

Sep-08

4,545

$112,566,983

$24,767

HURRICANE IKE

Sep-08

46,683

$2,700,000,634

$57,837

TORRENTIAL RAIN MARCH 2009 TX

Mar-09

3,303

$127,530,808

$38,611

TORRENTIAL RAIN SEPT 2009  GA

Sep-09

2,068

$124,448,580

$60,178

TROPICAL STORM IDA VA

Nov-09

5,671

$102,898,511

$18,145

2010 NOREASTER

Mar-10

10,095

$195,360,595

$19,352

TORRENTIAL RAIN - TN

Apr-10

4,115

$230,282,687

$55,962

TORRENTIAL RAIN - NJ

Mar-11

1,873

$36,428,863

$19,449

MID-SPRING STORMS

Apr-11

4,348

$146,239,748

$33,634

LATE-SPRING STORMS

Jun-11

2,434

$134,559,722

$55,283

HURRICANE IRENE

Aug-11

44,307

$1,345,536,833

$30,368

TROPICAL STORM LEE

Sep-11

9,900

$462,185,861

$46,685

TROPICAL STORM DEBBIE

Jun-12

1,795

$42,870,362

$23,883

HURRICANE ISAAC

Aug-12

12,067

$558,762,621

$46,305

SUPERSTORM SANDY

Oct-12

132,036

$8,749,495,686

$66,266

IL FLOODING - APRIL 2013

Apr-13

3,395

$89,274,316

$26,296

COLORADO FLOODING SEPT 2013

Sep-13

1,738

$69,475,419

$39,974

FLORIDA FLOODING APR 2014

Apr-14

2,144

$111,323,505

$51,923

TEXAS FLOODING MAY JUN 2015

May-15

6,772

$467,973,734

$69,104

SOUTH CAROLINA FLOODING OCT 2015

Oct-15

3,973

$139,472,824

$35,105

2015 EARLY MIDWEST WINTER STORMS

Dec-15

2,254

$99,132,384

$43,981

LATE WINTER SEVERE STORMS

Mar-16

5,314

$282,926,559

$53,242

TORRENTIAL RAIN - TEXAS

Apr-16

7,430

$470,629,718

$63,342

LOUISIANA SEVERE STORMS AND FLOODING

Aug-16

26,911

$2,454,278,934

$91,200

HURRICANE MATTHEW

Oct-16

16,542

$648,724,727

$39,217

HURRICANE IRMA

Sep-17

21,749

$1,021,965,624

$46,989

HURRICANE HARVEY

Sep-17

75,749

$8,718,996,799

$115,104

HURRICANE MARIA

Sep-17

563

$31,073,786

$55,193

Last Updated: 
09/06/2018 - 16:58