Hurricane Beats Earthquake…

Here’s a rather sobering statistic:

Lots of coverage of estimates that Katrina will be the costliest US natural disaster ever, beating out the [1994] Northridge, CA earthquake, which cost nearly $7 billion.

UPDATE: “A leading risk assessment firm is projecting the economic loss from Hurricane Katrina and flooding in New Orleans at more than $100 billion…”

One Reply to “Hurricane Beats Earthquake…”

  1. That was one of those records I never wanted to see LA give up. Not for any sort of sick civic pride, but I never wanted to see devastation worse than that. And I never wanted anyone else to see it either.

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