The 2020 Billion Dollar Weather Disaster Report
The NOAA has released the 6 month report for weather and climate disasters that cost over one billion dollars each.
For the year of 2020 (as of July 8), there are currently 10 instances of billion dollar costs in weather and climate disasters. Check out the full list below:
1) Jan 10-12 | Southeast Tornadoes and Northern Storms and Flooding
2) Feb 5-8 | South, East and Northeast Severe Weather Storms
3) March 2-4 | Tennessee Tornadoes and Southeast Severe Weather
4) March 27-28 | Midwest and Ohio Valley Severe Weather
5) April 7-8 | North Central and Ohio Valley Hail Storms and Severe Weather
6) April 12-13 | Southeast and Eastern Tornado Outbreak
7) April 21-23 | Southern Severe Weather
8) May 3-5 | Central and Eastern Severe Weather
9) May 20-23 | South, Central and Eastern Severe Weather
10) May 27 | South Texas Hail Storms
According to this report by NOAA: “The U.S. has sustained 273 weather and climate disasters since 1980 where overall damages/costs reached or exceeded $1 billion.... The total cost of these 273 events exceeds $1.790 trillion.”
This is shaping up to be a far more costly year from natural disasters compared with the reported 14 $1billion+ disasters of 2019.
For a full report of these weather disasters and methodology of research, check out the NOAA report here.