Weather Damage Costs The Nation Nearly One Hundred Billion Dollars In 2018

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New federal data shows the shear amount of money weather-related events cost the US in 2018.

According to NOAA – weather and climate events last year – cost a whopping one-hundred billion dollars in damages.

There were also 14 separate weather events in 2018 – that resulted in at least one billion dollars in damage.

This included Hurricane Michael – the strongest tropical system to impact the east coast since 1969.

As well as a series of wildfires in California – that accounted for a total of 24 billion dollars in damages.

NOAA says – the growing US population as well as more homes sitting along the coastlines may cause damage amounts to rise even more future. 
 

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