The Costliest Catastrophes of 2012

10. June 11, 2012 U.S. thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail 10. June 11, 2012 U.S. thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail

These events resulted in $950 million in insured losses.

9. June 6, 2012 U.S. thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail 9. June 6, 2012 U.S. thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail

These events resulted in $1.0 billion in insured losses.

8. Hurricane Isaac 8. Hurricane Isaac

The August hurricane resulted in $1.6 billion in insured losses.

7. Italy earthquakes 7. Italy earthquakes

The 5.9 and 5.8 magnitude earthquakes in May resulted in $1.6 billion in insured losses.

6. May 25, 2012 U.S. thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail 6. May 25, 2012 U.S. thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail

The events resulted in $1.7 billion in insured losses.

5. Derecho storm 5. Derecho storm

The July storm resulted in $2.0 billion in insured losses.

4. April 28, 2012 U.S. severe storms, tornadoes 4. April 28, 2012 U.S. severe storms, tornadoes

These events resulted in $2.5 billion in insured losses.

3. March 2, 2012 U.S. severe storms, tornadoes 3. March 2, 2012 U.S. severe storms, tornadoes

These events resulted in $2.5 billion in insured losses.

2. Drought in the Corn Belt 2. Drought in the Corn Belt

The drought that lasted from July to September resulted in $11 billion in insured losses.

1. Hurricane Sandy 1. Hurricane Sandy

The October/November Superstorm resulted in $35 billion in insured losses.