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8 Years with the Most $1 Billion Weather Disasters

This aerial photo shows destroyed houses left in the wake of superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Seaside Heights, N.J. (AP Photo) This aerial photo shows destroyed houses left in the wake of superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Seaside Heights, N.J. (AP Photo)

 

Did you know that the U.S. has sustained 144 weather/climate disasters since 1980 in which overall damages/costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. The total cost of these 144 events exceeds an astounding $1 trillion!

Let's take a look at the 8 years with the most $1 billion dollar weather disasters... according to the National Climate Data Center.

2011: 14 disasters
The disasters included a Southern Plains/Southwest drought and heat wave... Texas, New Mexico and Arizona wildfires... Tropical Storm Lee... Hurricane Irene... an outbreak of tornadoes, hail and wind in the Rockies and Midwest... Missouri River flooding... tornadoes in the Midwest and Southeast in June... Mississippi River flooding... tornadoes in the Midwest and Southeast in May... Southeast/Ohio ValleyMidwest tornadoes in April... three other rounds of Southeast/Midwest tornadoes in April... Groundhog Day Blizzard

2012: 11 disasters
The disasters included Drought and heatwave... Western wildfires... Superstorm Sandy... Hurricane Isaac... derecho in the Plains/East/Northeast... storms, hail and tornadoes in the Rockies/Southwest in June... storms, tornadoes and hail in the Southern Plains/Midwest/Northeast in late May... tornadoes and hail in the Midwest/Ohio Valley in late April and early May... Midwest tornadoes in mid-May... Texas tornadoes... Southeast/Ohio Valley tornadoes

2008: 9 disasters
The disasters included widespread drought... wildfires... Hurricane Ike... Hurricane Gustav... Hurricane Dolly... Midwest flooding... tornadoes and thunderstorms in the Midwest/Mid-Atlantic in June... Midwest tornadoes in May... Southeast tornadoes in February

1998: 9 disasters
The disasters included California freeze... Texas flooding... Hurricane Georges... drought/heat wave in the South... Hurricane Bonnie... severe storms and tornadoes across the Midwest/North/Northeast/Southeast in late May and early June... storm and hail in Minnesota... tornadoes and flooding in the Southeast... Northeast ice storm

2009: 6 disasters
The disasters included Southeast/Great Plains drought... Western wildfires... Midwest/South/East derecho... thunderstorms, tornadoes and hail in the South/Southeast... Midwest/Southeast tornadoes... thunderstorms in the Southeast/Ohio Valley

2006: 6 disasters
The disasters included wildfires... widespread drought... Northeast flooding... Midwest/Southeast tornadoes... Midwest/Ohio Valley tornadoes in April... Midwest/South storms and tornadoes in March

1994: 6 disasters
The disasters included Western fire season... Texas flooding... Tropical Storm Alberto... tornadoes in the South/Southwest/Midwest... Southeast ice storm... winter storm and cold wave

1992: 6 disasters
The disasters included Northeaster... Hurricane Iniki... Hurricane Andrew... storms and hail in Kansas and Oklahoma in June... hail and tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas in April... storms in the South and Southeast in March

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