Rita was the most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the most intense tropical cyclone ever observed in the Gulf of Mexico. The hurricane occurred just a month after Hurricane Katrina, and its storm surge inundated many low-lying communities along the Gulf Coast. The hurricane interrupted electric service in areas of Louisiana and Texas for several weeks and caused 120 deaths in the U.S.
9. Hurricane Rita (2005) $12 billion
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