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Infographic: The financial horrors of hurricanes

Superstorm Sandy did a real number on the East Coast. In fact, with an estimated $50 billion in damage and economic losses, Sandy could go down as the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history. This infographic from InsuranceQuotes.com shows some of the financial horrors of hurricanes.

But are Americans prepared for the financial, physical, emotional and mental toll of another Sandy? A survey commissioned by the National Geographic Channel shows they aren’t. While 58 percent of Americans think the U.S. will be hit by a “significant” hurricane, 56 percent say they’re not prepared for a major disaster like a hurricane. Fortunately, 61 percent of Americans say Sandy has made them think more about being ready for a potential disaster.

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  1. What you wrote about NYC is scary. I had no idea until Sandy hit but knowing the financial repercussions of a hurricane are scary to say the least!

  2. We don’t really have them here, but this is good to know..

  3. Love this infographic. Very easy to understand.

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