From floods, hurricanes and wind events to tornadoes, earthquakes and winter storms, there was no shortage of damage-causing weather 2016.

While some categories saw less damage, others saw significant increases or even record-setting events.

Each year, information and analytics provider CoreLogic reviews and analyzes the natural hazards in several categories and highlights the events that were significant threats as part of its effort to help home and business owners manage their property risks to ensure they have adequate insurance protections in place. Their annual Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis for 2016 found that most hazards were in the average or slightly below average range with the exception of the activity related to floods and wind.

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Patricia L. Harman

Patricia L. Harman is the editor-in-chief of Claims magazine, a contributing editor to, and chairs the annual America's Claims Event (ACE), which focuses on providing claims professionals with cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. She covers auto, property & casualty, workers' compensation, fraud, risk and cybersecurity, and is a frequent speaker at insurance industry events. Contact her at [email protected]