Winds, floods and fire: US ties record for costly weather

FOX News

WASHINGTON โ€“ Howling winds, deadly floods, fire and ice so far this year have pushed the U.S. into a tie for weather disasters that topped in $1 billion in damages. There have been 15 costly disasters through September, tying 2011 for the most billion-dollar weather disasters for the first nine months of a year. The record for a year is 16, and the hurricane season is not over yet. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the figures Friday that include three hurricanes, three tornado outbreaks, four severe storms, two floods, a drought, a freeze and wildfires. NOAA climate scientist Adam Smith said 2017 is shaping up to be an unprecedented year.


Weather and climate disasters cost the U.S. a record $306 billion in 2017

Mashable

A disastrous hurricane season combined with wildfires and other extreme weather events inflicted a record-setting toll on the U.S. in 2017, with 16 billion-dollar weather and climate events costing a total of $306 billion in damage. These events caused 362 direct deaths.


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The Japan Times

WASHINGTON โ€“ Howling winds, deadly floods, fire and ice so far this year have pushed the U.S. into a tie for weather disasters that topped $1 billion in damages. There have been 15 costly disasters through September, tying 2011 for the most billion-dollar weather disasters for the first nine months of a year. The figures released Friday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration include three hurricanes, three tornado outbreaks, four severe storms, two floods, a drought, a freeze and wildfires. The remaining disasters so far this year have cost more than $21.7 billion and killed 282 people, according to NOAA.


US hits record for costly weather disasters: $306 billion

Daily Mail - Science & tech

With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion.


Weather disasters, 'climate change fingerprints' on some, cost U.S. record $306 billion in 2017

The Japan Times

WASHINGTON โ€“ With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion.