Weather and climate disasters in the US have taken more than 500 lives and cost


Weather and climate disasters in the US have taken more than 500 lives and cost


Weather and climate disasters in the US have taken more than 500 lives and cost over $100 billion so far this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. In the first nine months of 2021, the US has already faced 18 disasters that have cost more than a billion dollars each, according to a report from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. These disasters for 2021 include: nine severe storms, four tropical cyclones, two flooding events, one combined drought and heat wave, one wildfire event, and one combined winter storm and cold wave. This is the seventh consecutive year the US has had more than 10 disasters totaling more than a billion dollars.⁠

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