PerspectiveAccording to The New York Times:
* Damage from Hurricane Andrew amounted to about $139 for each Floridian.
* Destruction caused by terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, cost about $390 per New Yorker.
* Hurricanes Katrina and Rita wreaked roughly $6,700 worth of damage per capita in Louisiana.
See the editorial "Unmatched Destruction," published February 13, 2007.