Here are two articles re a new report from NOAA:
- From Bloomberg News: Climate Disasters Cost U.S. $46 Billion as Flooding Leads List. Excerpt:
Climate-based disasters caused $46 billion in damage and killed at least 138 in the 48 contiguous U.S. states last year, with inland flooding emerging as the costliest weather event for the first time since 1997. The number of billion-dollar occurrences was the second-highest since 1980, with one less than the 16 in 2011, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information. It was also the second warmest year behind 2012 over 122 years, and the 20th consecutive warmer-than-normal year.
- From ABC News: US Had Near Record Heat, Costly Weather Disasters in 2016