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The count: Weather and climate disasters in the U.S. in 2017 with losses exceeding $1 billion

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MOVE OVER, 2005: You are no longer the costliest year in history for weather-related disasters in the U.S. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates the cost of last year's severe weather to be approximately $306 billion, topping 2005's $215 billion (largely due to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma). Also driving the cost last year were Midwest tornados and floods, a drought in the Dakotas and Montana and widespread wildfires on the West Coast.

SOURCE: NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

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