Year in Disaster Losses Released
March 2017: 2015 is the year of the floods according to the annual summary of U.S. Hazard Losses from SHELDUS.
Flooding contributed over 60% of the total of $5 billion in hazard losses for 2015 according to the annual SHELDUS summary. Flooding was also the leading cause of hazard mortality (38%) for the year as well. Texas led the nation in both damages and fatalities.