The 10 winter storms with the costliest insurance losses

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People along the East Coast are bracing for a potentially massive snowstorm, the season’s 1st big reminder of what winter can do. The Insurance Information Institute, a New York-based industry group, says winter weather is the No. 3 source of catastrophic insurance claims, after hurricanes and tornadoes. Extreme snow and cold can bring collapsed roofs, burst pipes and car crashes.

Will the nor’easter go into the record books? Here’s the competition: the 10 costliest winter weather events of the past 30 years.