- Oct 7, 2008
Hurricane Maria was a Category 5 hurricane that devastated devastated Dominica, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico in September 2017. It was one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded.
Below is a link to historical table of U.S. Billion-dollar disaster events, summaries, report links and statistics for the 1980–2018 period of record. In 2018, there were 14 weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. These events included 1 drought event, 8 severe storm events, 2 tropical cyclone events, 1 wildfire event, and 2 winter storm events. Overall, these events resulted in the deaths of 247 people and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted.