Factbox: Cost estimates of Storm Irene on states

Thu Sep 1, 2011 7:49pm EDT
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(Reuters) - Catastrophe modeling company Eqecat, whose software is used by insurers to predict exposure to disasters, estimated the economic losses in the United States from Hurricane Irene at more than $10 billion.

See Storm map: link.reuters.com/zyw43s

Irene was the 10th weather-related disaster resulting in $1 billion or more in damage so far this year, the highest annual number of big disasters in 31 years, according to the National Climatic Data Center.

See graphic: r.reuters.com/vak53s

The following are the preliminary estimates of costs and economic damage left in the wake of Irene on a state-by-state basis of affected areas.


No estimates available.


The state fared well despite some after-effects from the storm, according to the Delaware Tourism Office.   Continued...

<p>A bike is parked on Hwy 12, the main road that connects Cape Hatteras National Seashore to the mainland, after it was destroyed by Hurricane Irene in Rodanthe, North Carolina August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana</p>