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Rough year, I tried to find ours for 2017 but they don't seem to have gotten around to tallying it up yet, 2016 was pretty savage especially with the fires in Alberta.


https://www.upi.com/2017-set-record-for-US-natural-disaster-...

2017 set record for U.S. natural disaster costs -- over $300B

By Sara Shayanian | Jan. 8, 2018 at 1:51 PM

Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Extreme weather events inflicted a record-setting toll on the United States in 2017, with hurricanes and wildfires causing a total of $306 billion in damage, officials said Monday.

In a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the United States has experienced 219 weather disasters since 1980 -- costing a total of $1.5 trillion including Hurricanes Maria, Harvey and Irma.

In 2017 alone, there were 16 weather and climate disasters nationwide, with losses exceeding $1 billion each -- and totaling more than $300 billion in damages.


https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/bomb-cyclones-bo...

Bomb Cyclones and Polar Vortexes—This Winter's Scary Weather Explained
What's behind the record-shattering cold heading our way?


What next you might ask, you many not want to ask that?


Good luck to us all, we will need it.

Tim
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