Already This Year, 18 Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters Have Hit U.S.

"This year is on pace to be one of the most active and costliest years for disasters in the United States.

Through the first nine months of 2021, the U.S. has endured 18 separate weather and climate disasters that have cost at least $1 billion, according to the latest report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information.

These 18 events put 2021 in second place for the most billion-dollar disasters behind 2020, when there were 22 such events. Last year shattered the previous annual record of 16 events, which occurred in 2017 and 2011."

Kerrin Jeromin reports for the Washington Post October 11, 2021.

Source: Washington Post, 10/13/2021