Pile of rubble after a property was obliterated in a hurricane

5 Hurricane Damage Statistics You Should Know

As you know, hurricanes are often extremely damaging when they make landfall. As a result, human lives unfairly suffer in a vast multitude of ways.

Here are five hurricane damage statistics you should be aware of:

#1 - There were $136 billion of hurricane damages in 2018 and 2019.

In 2018, hurricanes prompted an estimated $91 billion of damage and an estimated $45 billion of damage in 2019.

#2 - 2020 was the tenth consecutive year with eight or more billion-dollar disaster events occurring in the United States.

In 2020, there were 13 major storms, seven tropical cyclones, one drought, and one wildfire event. Combined, the total losses for these events were an estimated $95 billion. Additionally, 262 people lost their lives.

#3 - Of all the recorded weather events in the United States, hurricanes have caused the most deaths and devastation.

Between 1980 and 2020, there have been 285 billion-dollar weather events. Hurricanes have caused the most damage at $997.3 billion in total.

#4 - In the past three years (2018-2020), there have been 50 weather and climate disasters in the U.S. with losses of over $1 billion.

During 2020 alone, the U.S. endured 22 billion-dollar disasters.

#5 - The average hurricane prompts about $19.2 billion in damage.

With hurricanes becoming more intense and frequent as a result of the changing climate, we can expect that this number will rise exponentially.

If you’ve been impacted by hurricane damage, it is critical that you obtain the compensation you deserve to pay for your enormous losses. If your homeowners’ insurance claim is initially denied, not to worry. We are here to help answer any questions you have so that we can put you and your claim on the right path.

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