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High cost of extreme weather: See the impact of US disasters from 1980 to 2021
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High cost of extreme weather: See the impact of US disasters from 1980 to 2021

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From the deep freeze in Texas to the tornado outbreak in Kentucky, 2021 had plenty of costly weather events.

In 2021, there were 20 weather/climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each to affect the United States.

Since 1980 high-cost disasters such as hurricanes, storms and flooding have totaled more than $2.16 trillion in damage. They're becoming more frequent, and more damaging.

Take a look at the impacts and numbers in this interactive.

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Seen in a long camera exposure, the Caldor Fire burns on Aug. 29, 2021, in Eldorado National Forest in Calif.

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