Some interesting stats released from CoreLogic in their 2011 Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis. Among the findings, CoreLogic identifies 2011 as the most expensive U.S. hurricane season since 2008, while U.S. tornado season was the third most active since 1980. Some of the key findings include:
- Though only three named Atlantic storms made landfall, Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee and Tropical Storm Don, they caused at least $8 billion in damages, primarily from flooding.
- The 2011 tornado season was the third most active since 1980, with 1,559 storms to date.
- In May, the largest fire in Arizona history, the Wallow fire, forced thousands of resident evacuations and burned more than 469,000 acres.
- CoreLogic estimates flood losses in the U.S. this year at approximately $10.67 billion, based on various flooding and storm events recorded in the National Climate Data Center.
- Based on the trend pattern, 2012 should not be an extreme flood year – in fact, there should be several more years before the next extreme flood loss year. U.S. flood loss in 2012 is projected at approximately $3.53 billion.