Hurricane Irma is set to make landfall in Florida this weekend as a category 4 storm after steamrolling several Caribbean islands. Florida Governor Rick Scott has warned all of his state’s residents to be “prepared to evacuate” and said that Irma is “the most catastrophic storm that our state has ever seen.”
Irma’s anticipated landfall in Florida comes just two weeks after Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc in Texas and other states bordering the Gulf of Mexico.
Harvey is expected to cost between $US70 billion and $US108 billion, making it the second costliest hurricane in US history, trailing only Katrina ($US160 billion), according to a note from Bank of America Merrill Lynch US economists Michelle Meyer and Alex Lin, citing National Centres for Environmental Information data.
The US has witnessed many catastrophic and costly hurricanes throughout its history, with several causing billions of dollars in damage.
Business Insider produced an interactive map to show where the 10 costliest hurricanes in US history made landfall and how much damage each one produced.
Hover over a location to the cost of each hurricane.
And here’s a list of those hurricanes and their costs: