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Weather in 2012: 11 Billion-Dollar Disasters in the US

January 04, 2013; 5:00 AM

After a year of wild, expensive and dangerous weather in 2011, 2012's weather in the United States was only a bit calmer. 2011 had a record 14 disasters that caused at least a billion dollars in damage. The damage from 2012's 11 billion-dollar-plus disasters could end up costing even more than 2011, with expensive repairs needed after Hurricane Sandy, as well as severe losses from the Midwest drought.

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"NOAA estimates that the nation experienced 11 such events, to include seven severe weather/tornado events, two tropical storm/hurricane events, and the yearlong drought and associated wildfires."

Preliminary Info on 2012 U.S. Billion-Dollar Extreme Weather/Climate Events Billion-Dollar Weather/Climate Disasters

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