North Atlantic storms
NOAA forecasters predict the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season to be the strongest since 2012, with a 70 percent chance of 12-17 named storms. Two to four of these storms are expected to develop into major hurricanes.
* 2016 data is year-to-date
Most intense North Atlantic storms since 1980
Low air pressure contributes to high wind speeds, creating more dangerous storms.
Peak sustained wind speed
Costliest hurricanes since 1980
Flood claims vary widely per hurricane and in severe cases can amount to almost a third of total insured losses.
Data as of Janurary 2015
Note: Amounts in original values, U.S. losses include FEMA flood claims.
FEMA Flood claims
Satellite image: Hurricane Matthew is seen over Haiti in this image taken from NASAs Aqua satellite October 4, 2016. NASA/Reuters
Sources: National Hurricane Center/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Unisys Weather; State govenor offices; Munich RE; FEMA; Reuters
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