January 8, 2018

Counting the California wildfires as a single event, the U.S. experienced 16 weather or climate disasters costing at least $1 billion dollars, tying the year with 2011. Total estimated cost was a record-setting $306.2 billion.

January 9, 2017

2016 saw 15 weather and climate disasters with losses exceeding $1 billion. How does that compares to history, and which disaster type was especially disruptive during the year?