Top 10 costliest natural disasters

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The top 10 costliest U.S. natural disasters between 1980 and 2010 caused more than $501.1 billion in damage and up to 22,240 deaths, according to the National Weather Service and the Insurance Information Institute. They include hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and droughts. The losses include insured and uninsured losses, and the disasters impacted most regions of the country.