Atlantic hurricane season is about to swing into its peak (see Harvey), and the U.S. Climate Prediction Center thinks end of the season could be very active. 

Experts are fairly certain that the hurricane-squashing Pacific El Nino won't happen this year, leaving plenty of ocean for the above-average 14 to 19 expected named storms to disrupt energy and agriculture markets in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coastline of the U.S.

An estimated $28.3 trillion worth of homes, businesses and infrastructure in the 18 Atlantic coastal states are vulnerable to hurricane strikes. The Gulf of Mexico, where hurricanes grow quickly in warm water, is home to 5% of U.S. natural gas production, 17% of U.S. crude oil production and over 45% of the U.S.'s total petroleum refining capacity, according to the Energy Information Administration. Even a weak Tropical Storm Cindy in June shuttered 17% of the Gulf's oil output.

But it's not just hurricanes that brings U.S. business to its knees.

TheStreet looks back at the 30 costliest storms from 1980 to today, adjusted for inflation. Data is from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

30. Hurricane Iniki, 1992 -- $5.5 billion

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29. Severe Storms/Tornadoes throughout the Midwest and Southeast U.S., May 3-10, 2003 -- $5.6 billion

28. Northern Plains Flooding, Spring 1997 -- $5.7 billion

27. Hurricane Opal, 1995-- $6 billion

26. California Freeze, December 18-25, 1990 -- $6.5 billion

25. Hurricane Gustav, 2008 -- $7 billion

24. Hurricane Isabel, 2003 -- $7.4 billion

23. Hurricane Alicia, 1983 -- $7.5 billion

22. Hurricane Fran, 1996 -- $8 billion

21. South Plains Severe Weather, May 1995 -- $8.9 billion

20. Hurricane Georges, 1998 -- $9 billion

19. East Coast Blizzard and Severe Weather, March 1993 -- $9.5 billion

18. Hurricane Floyd, 1999 -- $9.7 billion

17. Hurricane Jeanne, 2004 -- $9.9 billion

16. Midwest/Southeast Tornadoes, May 22-27, 2011 -- $10.1 billion

15. Southeast/Ohio Valley/Midwest Tornadoes, April 25-28, 2011 -- $11.1 billion

14. Midwest Flooding, Summer 2008 -- $11.6 billion

13. Tropical Storm Allison, 2001 -- $11.9 billion

12. Hurricane Frances, 2004 -- $12.9 billion

11. Hurricane Irene, 2011 -- $15 billion

10. Hurricane Hugo, 1989 -- $18.2 billion

9. Hurricane Charley, 2004 -- $21.1 billion

8. Hurricane Rita, 2005 -- $23.7 billion

7. Hurricane Wilma, 2005 -- $24.3 billion

6. Hurricane Ivan, 2004 -- $27.1 billion

5. Hurricane Ike, 2008 -- $34.8 billion

4. Midwest Flooding, June 27, 1993 -- $34.8 billion

3. Hurricane Andrew, 1992 -- $47.8 billion

2. Hurricane Sandy, 2012 -- $70.2 billion

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