CONNECTING COMMUNITIES IN TIMES OF CRISIS
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In 2020, there were 22 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters across the United States, shattering the previous annual record of 16 events, which occurred in 2017 & 2011. The 22 events cost the nation a combined $95 billion in damages.
A map of the United States plotted with the locations and dates for the record-breaking 22-billion-dollar weather and climate disasters that struck the country in 2020. (NOAA NCEI)
There were nearly 59,000 wildfires in North America in 2020, burning 10.1+ million acres and costing over $130 billion. The resulting damage: toxic airborne particulates, contaminated soil and waterways, required billion-dollar cleanups certain to effect human health for decades.
In 2020, the United States experienced over $151 billion in property damage from flooding, either from major waterways or small tributaries.
The magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989 in northern California caused 63 deaths, 3,757 injuries and displaced 12,053 people. Damage & business interruption estimates were $10 billion, with direct damage of $6.8 billion. 18,306 houses were damaged and 963 were destroyed. 2,575 businesses were damaged with 147 destroyed.
HURRICANES & TORNADOES
In 2020 there were 1,075 tornadoes in the US, in which 76 people perished. The estimated insured losses for severe convective storms in 2020 was a record $36 billion.