Most expensive US hurricanes for insurers

How much could Hurricane Sandy cost insurers? The 10 most expensive hurricanes since 1970

Associated Press

The ten most expensive U.S. hurricanes for insurance companies since 1970. The amount insurers pay out to policyholders is typically a fraction of the overall economic cost.

Katrina, 2005, $74.7 billion

Andrew, 1992, $25.6 billion

Ike, 2008, $21.1 billion

Ivan, 2004, $15.4 billion

Wilma, 2005, $14.5 billion

Rita, 2005, $11.6 billion

Charley, 2004, $9.6 billion

Hugo, 1989, $8.3 billion

Frances, 2004, $6.1 billion

Irene, 2011, $5.3 billion

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Sources: Swiss Re Sigma, Morgan Stanley research.

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