Top Ten Costliest Hurricanes: The Boater’s List

Hurricanes have caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damage.

Top Ten Costlest Hurricanes
Keyport, New Jersey before and after Hurricane Sandy.NOAA

This year, the experts expect a relatively quiet hurricane season. But we have had some big, damaging storms in the last decade. How do they rank? Here's a list of the costliest hurricanes of all time. Damages are in billions of dollars.

Katrina - 2005 - $125 - Category 5

Sandy - 2012 - $68 - Category 3

Ike - 2008 - $37.5 - Category 4

Wilma - 2005 - $29.3 - Category 5

Andrew - 1992 - $26.5 - Category 5

Ivan - 2004 - $23.3 - Category 5

Irene - 2011 - $16.6 - Category 3

Charley - 2004 - $15.1 - Category 4

Rita - 2005 - $12.0 - Category 5

Frances - 2004 - $9.85 - Category 4

Takeaway: Hurricane force winds are deadly. But, along the coast, storm surge is the greatest threat to life and property.