Tom Mihalek, Reuters
July 9, 2014
Estimated property damage (2006-2013): $26.4 billion
Most frequent disasters: damaging wind, winter storms, floods, flash floods
Weather-related fatalities (2006-2013): 87
New Jersey earns the top spot on this list, in large past because of damage wrought in October 2012 by Sandy, which had weakened from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone by the time it reached the jersey shore. The state was among the hardest hit by Sandy, which was the second-costliest storm in U.S. history, after Hurricane Katrina. Many homes and businesses were destroyed along the Jersey shore, and a portion of the Atlantic City Boardwalk washed away. Shortly after Sandy hit, another storm brought snow that caused more power outages and damage.