10 Jan '18, 12am

2017 Weather and Climate Disasters Cost US Record $306 Billion

2017 Weather and Climate Disasters Cost US Record $306 Billion

By Lorraine Chow , EcoWatch. Reposted with permission from EcoWatch . 2017, one of the hottest years in modern history, was also an extremely costly year. According to a new report from the National Centers for Environmental Information, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA ), “the U.S. experienced 16 weather and climate disasters with losses exceeding $1 billion, with total costs of approximately $306 billion—a new U.S. annual record.” The federal agency listed several noteworthy events, including the wildfires in the west, with total costs of $18 billion, tripling the previous U.S. annual wildfire cost record. The year's string of devastating hurricanes were also very expensive. Hurricane Harvey had total costs of $125 billion. Hurricanes Maria and Irma had total costs of $90 billion and $50 billion, respectively. 2005 was the previous ...

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