RIVERS OF DAMAGE: Last month's flooding in central Europe caused more than $16 billion in damage, about a quarter of it insured - making it the year's costliest natural disaster so far, Munich Re AG said.

RIVERS OF DAMAGE: Last month's flooding in central Europe caused more than $16 billion in damage, about a quarter of it insured making it the year's costliest natural disaster so far, Munich Re AG said.

COSTLY TWISTERS: A series of tornadoes in Oklahoma were the second-costliest disaster for insurers in the first six months of 2013. They caused insured losses of nearly $1.6 billion, while overall losses totaled $3.1 billion.

GLOBAL PRICETAG: Natural disasters worldwide cost the insurance industry about $13 billion in the January-June period, while the overall cost of disasters was some $45 billion, the insurance company said. Both figures were well below the average for the past decade.