"Extreme Weather Caused $110 Billion in Damage in 2012"
"Severe weather cost the nation $110 billion in damages in 2012, the second-costliest in history, according to disaster information released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration."
"All told the United States saw 11 weather and climate disasters last year with losses exceeding $1 billion in damages.
The total puts 2012 second in total damages behind 2005, which saw four devastating hurricanes, including Katrina and Rita, and incurred $160 billion in costs."Source: Daily Climate, 06/14/2013