2022 Climate Disasters Caused $165 Billion In Damage

NBC News reports:

The United States experienced 18 extreme weather events last year that each caused at least $1 billion in damages, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Weather and climate disasters across the country resulted in more than $165 billion in damages in 2022, making it the third-costliest year on record, NOAA officials said.

Last year’s major disasters included three hurricanes, spring tornado outbreaks over the South and Southeast, wildfires in the western U.S., widespread drought, flooding in Kentucky and Missouri over the summer, and a spate of severe storms across the country.

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