From the Homeland Security Wire: U.S. suffered at least $8 billion climate-related disasters so far this year
We are only halfway through 2016 and the United States has already seen eight weather and climate-related disasters* that have each met or exceeded $1 billion in damages. These eight disasters resulted in the loss of thirty lives, and caused at least $13.1 billion. Since 1980 the United States has sustained 196 weather and climate disasters in which overall damages/costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. The total cost of these 196 events exceeds $1.1 trillion.
From the Wall St. Journal: Earthquakes and Storms Raise Costs of Natural Disasters.
Earthquakes in Japan, storms in the U.S. and Europe, and wildfires in Canada caused the greatest damage in the first half