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Top Disasters of 2011 - Slideshow

An April tornado that struck Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
An April tornado that struck Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)

This year has been an active one for natural disasters, with the Insurance Information Institute noting that global 2011 first-half insured losses stand at $55 billion—more than double the amount for the 2010 first half. U.S. insurers have reported continuing weather-related losses into the third quarter from events such as Hurricane Irene and wildfires that continue to burn in Texas.  

Following is a list of 2011 disasters that, in addition to deaths and economic losses, have caused notable insured losses.

(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Typhoon Nesat - Sept. 28-29 (Philippines, Hong Kong, China)


(AP Photo/Erich Schlegel)

Texas Wildfires


(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

U.S. Tornadoes

(AP Photo/Robert Ray)

U.S. Tornadoes

(AP Photo/The Yomiuri Shimbun)

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami


(AP Photo/Sarah Ivey)

New Zealand Earthquake


(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

(AP Photo/Jono Searle, Pool)

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