The Insurance Information Institute has compiled these stats on the most hurricane-prone state in the country.
- From 1985 to 2014, Florida accounted for $68 billion in insured catastrophic losses, or nearly 14% of the national total.
- Seven of the 10 costliest hurricanes in U.S. history have hit Florida—six of them occurred in 2004 and 2005.
- Florida leads the nation with two million flood policies in force in 2014.
- From 2000 to 2014, Florida’s coastal population grew from 15.6 million to 18.3 million people, a rise of 17.3%,.
- The insured value of coastal properties totaled $2.9 trillion in 2013.
- Hurricane Andrew was Florida’s costliest hurricane, based on insured property losses. The 1992 storm caused $23.9 billion (in 2014 dollars) in damage to Florida and Louisiana.
- Citizens Property Insurance Corporation provides multiperil and wind-only insurance to Florida homeowners, commercial residential and commercial business property owners.