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NOAA U.S. Billion-dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

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NOAA U.S. Billion-dollar Weather and Climate Disasters


NOAA U.S. Billion-dollar Weather and Climate Disasters from 1980 to present day

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Aug 23, 2020

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This National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) accession contains U.S. disaster cost assessments of the total, direct losses ($) inflicted by: tropical cyclones, inland floods, drought & heat waves, severe local storms (i.e., tornado, hail, straight-line wind damage), wildfires, crop freeze events and winter storms.

Each disaster's assessments require input from a variety of public and private data sources including: the Insurance Services Office (ISO) Property Claim Services (PCS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Presidential Disaster Declaration (PDD) assistance, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) & Risk Management Agency (RMA), the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) and state agency reporting, among others.


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