Report: Florida 4th In Nation For Hurricane Damage Before Hurricane Michael's Arrival

Oct 10, 2018

As the Florida Panhandle deals with what is expected to be one of the most destructive hurricanes ever to hit the state, statistics show Florida is among the states hit hardest by hurricanes.

Safewise analyzed data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Census Bureau and found Florida had the fourth highest amount of hurricane damage over the five-year period between 2013 and 2017.

Florida suffered $7.6 billion of statewide damage, which equates to $405 per person, according to Safewise.

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So far this year the nation has seen over $45 billion in catastrophic damage from just Hurricane Florence which tore through the Carolinas, according to Safewise's report.

Texas saw the worst impact over the five year period with $61.8 billion in damage.

States With The Most Monetary Damage

Credit Safewise

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at bbortzfield@wjct.org, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.