A USA TODAY analysis of FEMA data indicates that:
- The number of claims paid through National Flood Insurance Program since 1978 is 1.3 million
- The total cost of claims paid through National Flood Insurance program since 1978 is $38 billion, and
- New Orleans, Louisiana is the community with the most claims (100,000 claims paying out $7.2 billion) during that time period
To read more about the USA TODAY analysis of the National Flood Insurance Program, along with a state-by-state breakdown of flood insurance claims against the fund, see the entire article here.