Most Expensive Disasters in US
If there exists anything which remains beyond the control of the US or any other super nation is the power of mother nature, even with the top class technology and systems no one can actually stop it from breaking havoc on man’s world.
The list is about ten most expensive disasters in the US, which have caused the country to lose millions of dollars and many lives.
1. Hurricane Katrina ($148.8 Billion)
Leaving around 1,833 people dead, hurricane Katrina came in hurling August of 2005 and it remains the most expensive natural disaster in the history of US. Mississippi, Louisiana and New Orleans' Ninth Ward were sieged by storm’s twenty to thirty feet surges. It was a big factor in the socioeconomic and governmental revolution in the US.
2. Drought and Heat Wave ($78.8 Billion)
In 1988 central and the eastern US was extremely hit by a drought and heat waves leading to the death of 7500 people, thrashing the agriculture and related industries and causing forest fires. Thirty-six percent of US was affected by it.
3. Superstorm Sandy ($65.7 Billion)
The superstorm sandy came in 2012 shutting down the finance centre of Earth for two days and hence becoming an inspiration for everybody to be prepared when nature strikes hard. East coast was totally reshaped after it.
4. North Ridge Earthquake ($65 Billion)
In 1994 January, Los Angeles was shaken by 6.7 magnitude earthquake for twenty seconds and that was enough to shake the economy for years to come. Busy Roads and buildings cracked upon leaving around twenty-five thousand people homeless.
5. Heat Wave and Drought 1980 ($55 Billion)
6. Hurricane Andrew ($44.8 Billion)
7. Midwest Flooding ($33.8 Billion)
8. Drought and Heat Wave 2012 ($30.3 billion)
9. Hurricane Ike ($29.2 Billion)
10. Hurricane Rita
More or less, these disasters still haunt the natives of the affected places, but the people re-establish and sooner or later move on in their lives, become warier in taking insurance and safety measures for the next unfortunate time.