The hurricane season in 2012 started off with relatively light storm damage for U.S. landfalls. But with Hurricane Sandy providing a powerful late-season punch to the entire Northeast corridor, many experts believe the storm could cause significant economic damage to the entire region.
Many of the worst storms to strike in past years have created billions in damage for those residing on the East Coast and states near the Gulf of Mexico.
What are the all-time costliest hurricanes to have ever hit the U.S.? Here are the Top 5: