2012 was the year for many strong natural disasters, causing billions of dollars in property damage.
CoreLogic, provider of information, analytics and business services, released a report Thursday, highlighting the biggest disasters of the year.
"Hurricane Sandy was, without a doubt, the single most destructive natural hazard event of 2012, due to the combination of environmental elements,'" said Dr. Thomas Jeffery, senior hazard scientist for CoreLogic. "The unusually broad span of the storm's reach, its intersecting path with a nor'easter and its landfall at high tide led to disastrous levels of storm surge...that could total as high as $50 billion."
Click through the photo gallery for a breakdown of the report's findings.
For a copy of the 2012 CoreLogic Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis, which includes maps, charts and images, visit http://www.corelogic.com/downloadable-docs/corelogic-2012-natural-hazard-risk-summary-and-analysis.pdf.