10Andrew – $26.5 billion
Hurricane Andrew made history in 1992 as one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the South of Florida. Communities in cities such as Miami were completely wiped out and the storm killed about 15 people. Hurricane Andrew came as a surprise because it started out as a weak storm on
the Atlantic Ocean, and scientists were convinced that it would break apart. Andrew became a category 5 hurricane in the midst of a season where no hurricanes had really occurred, meaning the area was unprepared and vulnerable.