U.S. saw 10 billion-dollar disasters in 2015

January 7, 2016
DISASTER AREAS: The locations and types of weather and climate disasters seen in the United States in 2015 that each exceeded $1 billion in losses.

Last year, the nation experienced 10 weather and climate disasters, each with losses exceeding $1 billion, according to new report from NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information. They included:

  • a drought;
  • 2 floods;
  • 5 severe storms;
  • a wildfire event; and
  • a major winter storm. 

Tragically, these events resulted in the deaths of 155 people. Learn more at NOAA's Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters Overview webpage.



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