Infographic: The High Cost of Hurricanes

HurricaneThis fantastic infographic, put together by students at the University of North Carolina, offers a data-packed illustration of the more than $314 billion in damages caused by hurricanes in the United States in the past 10 years.

“Decade of Destruction” visualizes lots of information, including a side-by-side comparison of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012 in terms of:

  • Damages
  • Homes without power
  • FEMA assistance applications
  • People displaced
  • Insured losses,
  • and more.

It also looks to the future, considering the 10 states most vulnerable and overdue for a hurricane, along with the per capita damage expenses. The top 5:

  • Naples, FL ($50,266)
  • Key West, FL ($42,459)
  • Savannah, GA ($31,911)
  • Charleston, SC ($31,040)
  • Tampa, FL ($17,813)

For the complete infographic, along with a code you can use to embed it on your website, click here.

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