COSTLIEST TEXAS STORMS

2016 Dollars

1950 – Present

RANK

COST

STORM

DATE

LOCATION

1

$13.04 billion

Hurricane Ike

Sept. 13, 2008

Galveston Island

2

$ 4.69 billion

Tropical Storm Allison

June 8, 2001

Houston

3

$ 3.39 billion

Hurricane Rita

Sept. 24, 2005

Sabine Pass

4

$ 2.50 billion

Hurricane Carla *

Sept. 11, 1961

Port O’Connor

5

$ 1.88 billion

Hurricane Celia *

Aug. 3, 1970

Corpus Christi

6

$ 1.87 billion

Hurricane Alicia

Aug. 18, 1983

Galveston

7

$ 1.63 billion

Hail Storm

May 5, 1995

North Texas

8

$ 1.36 billion

Hail Storm

April 12, 2016

San Antonio

9

$ 1.21 billion

Hail Storm

April 28, 1992

Ft. Worth - Waco

10

$ 1.2 billion

Tornadoes

Dec 26, 2015

Garland - Rowlett

11

$ 1.14 billion

Hail Storm

April 5, 2003

North Texas

12

$ 905 million

Hail Storm

June 13, 2012

DFW

13

$ 850 million

Tornado/Hail

April 3, 2014

Denton

14

$ 789 million

Tornado/Hail

April 3, 2012

DFW

15

$ 700 million

Hail Storm

March 23, 2016

Plano

16

$ 670 million

Tornado

April 10, 1979

Wichita Falls

17

$ 656 million

Hail Storm

April 28, 1995

DFW airport

18

$ 637 million

Tornado/Hail

April 24, 1994

Lancaster/Desoto

19

$ 608 million

Tornado

March 28, 2000

Ft. Worth

20

$ 600 million

Hail Storm

March 29, 2012

Mc Allen

21

$ 600 million

Hail Storm

March 17, 2016

Ft. Worth

22

$ 546 million

Hurricane Dolly

July 23, 2008

Port Mansfield

23

$ 503 million

Hail Storm

May 28, 2013

Amarillo

24

$ 488 million

Hail/Winds

May 8, 1981

Palo Pinto to Dallas

25

$ 461 million

Flooding

Oct. 1994

SE Texas

26

$ 400 million

Hailstorm

June 12, 2014

Abilene

27

$ 369 million

Bastrop Wild Fire**

Sept.  3,2011

Bastrop County

28

$ 362 million

Tornado

May 11, 1953

Waco

29

$ 300 million

Hail Storm

April 11, 2016

Wiley

30

$ 264million

Hail/Wind

March 29, 2012

McAllen

31

$ 204 million

Tornados/Hail

May 15, 2013

Palo Pinto/Hood/Johnson Counties

Figures were compiled by the Insurance Council of Texas and verified by the Property Claim Services of the Insurance Services Office (ISO) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

*NFIP has no dollar amounts for storms prior to 1978.

**Bastrop Wild Fire due to extreme drought.

Conversion to 2015 dollars accomplished through: http://www.usinflationcalculator.com

Events

Dec 10

Senate Business and Commerce Committee meeting

Texas State Capitol, room E1.016

Dec 12

Texas Sunset Commission

Public testimony on TWIA

Jan 8

86th Texas Legislative Session convenes