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Government Report Says U.S. Climate Disasters Racked up Third Biggest Ever Bill in 2022

With destructive weather in California, 2023 could likely be as bad

Last year, there were 18 separate weather and climate disaster events in the United States, exceeding $1 billion each in losses, making 2022 the third-costliest year in records spanning more than four decades, a federal report showed on Tuesday.

Last year was also the third-highest disaster count ever, the Assessing the U.S. Climate in 2022 report by the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) said.

The centers counted six severe storms, three tropical cyclones, three hail events, two tornadoes and one each for drought, flood, winter storm, and wildfire events in 2022, resulting in the deaths of 474 people.

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