25 Aug '11, 4pm

Natural disasters have cost us $35B this year. In 31 years, there have been only 108 $1B natural disasters.

Natural disasters have cost us $35B this year. In 31 years, there have been only 108 $1B natural disasters.

Twenty years ago last week, I stood outside a low cement building in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, and leaned into the 80 mph wind. Hurricane Bob had arrived, and a few hundred of us had piled into one of the more secure buildings in town to wait it out. Parents watched from inside as 10-year-olds like me strayed a few feet from the doors to experience the rare New England hurricane. Afterward, I watched people canoe down flooded streets and carefully walked a bike path that had become home to boats tossed up from the bay below. Bob caused more than $500 million in damage to Massachusetts alone (closer to $800 million in today's dollars), and for now at least, Hurricane Irene is tracing a strikingly similar path . Current forecasts make it appear likely that the storm, now sporting 115 mph sustained winds , will hit North Carolina and then possibly cross Long Isl...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 24 Aug '11, 10pm

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