The United States affected by most of the natural catastrophes claims in 2012

Nearly 90% of all claims pertaining to natural catastrophes have occurred in the United States. This is Impact Forecasting’ finding over the full year of 2012.
Photo credit: Liz Roll / FEMA

The study also confirms that the two most onerous natural events are hurricane Sandy and the lengthy drought which hit the United States. Both disasters account for almost 50% of the economic losses reported in 2012. Insured losses caused by Sandy are estimated at 28.2 billion USD for an economic loss of 65 billion USD.

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