From the Insurance Information Institute's special Internet site:

Important information and background includes:
  • Eight of the 10 costliest hurricanes in U.S. history have impacted Florida, and seven of those Florida storms occurred within just two years 2004 and 2005. Hurricane Andrew in 1992 was the costliest hurricane for Florida in recent years, causing $23.02 billion in insured losses (in 2009 dollars).
  • Florida accounted for 19 percent of all U.S. insured catastrophe losses from 1980-2008: $57.1 billion out of $297.9 billion, based on data from  the PCS division of ISO. (The figures used for the calculation have been adjusted to 2005 dollars, except the 2006-2008 losses).
  • Florida’s 10 costliest storms and total insured losses (in 2009 dollars).
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