Table 1 - Current dollar estimates of $30 billion in damages directly related to Hurricane Andrew in south Florida.
Based on Rappaport (1993), updated and extended where possible.
|Type of Loss||Amount ($billions)||Source(s)/Notes|
|Common insured private property||16.5||Sheets (1994), includes homes, mobile homes, commercial and industrial properties and their contents, boats, autos, farm equipment and structures, etc.|
|Uninsured homes||0.35||The Miami Herald, 16 February 1993, reported in Rappaport (1993).|
|Federal Disaster Package||6.5||Anderson et al. (1992); represents 90% of $7.2 billioin package (the rest went to Louisiana).|
Filkins (1994), tax revenue shortfall.
Tanfani (1992), Miami only.
|Environment||2.124||Rappaport (1993); includes state request for clean-up and repair of parks, marinas, beaches, and reefs.|
|Flood Claims||0.096||FEMA Flood Insurance Administration, reported in Rappaport (1993).|
|Red Cross||0.07||Swenson (1993).|
|Defense Department||1.412||GAO (1993), for DOD and US Army Corps of Engineers expenses during recovery.|
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