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Natural Disasters Take a Toll on the US Economy: and it's Only Getting Worse

During 2017, the U.S. experienced a historic year of weather and climate disasters. NOAA has stated that 2017 was the second warmest year on record, with natural disasters costing the US economy $306 billion - $100 billion than the year before. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 8 Americans were affected by such disasters in just this one year. In total, the U.S. was impacted by 16 separate billion-dollar disaster events including: three tropical cyclones, eight severe storms, two inland floods, a crop freeze, drought, and wildfire.

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