According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we’ve already seen eight billion-dollar weather disasters since January! Before 2011, the most billion-dollar weather disasters recorded in one full year (since 1980) is nine in 2008. This was from a wide variety of weather events including tornadoes, floods, drought, wildfires and three hurricanes.
With half the year and the peak of the hurricane season ahead of us, it’s not out of the question that this undesirable record could be reached in 2011.
From 1980 to 2010 there has been a total of 99 billion-dollar weather disasters.
Use the link below to find out what disasters in 2011 have caused damages of more than a billion dollars. It all started with a colossal winter storm.