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Weather and climate disasters cost U.S. $45 billion

Posted at 10:36 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 23:36:28-05

Last year's weather and climate events cost the U.S. $45 billion, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

It cites hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding and fire as among the weather and climate disasters.

In all, the U.S. saw 14 events in 2019 that brought more than a billion dollars each worth of damage.

Almost half of the total damage came from flooding of the Missouri, Arkansas and Mississippi rivers.

Those three floods alone cost $20 billion.

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