The US Federal Office NOAA reported that natural disasters caused record financial damage to the country in 2020. In total, over 20 cataclysms have occurred in the past year, and all of them have cost the United States $ 95 billion – an incredible number compared to previous years.
Hot weather and droughts caused $ 4.5 billion in damage. The drought, in turn, has triggered many wildfires that have destroyed over ten million acres across the country. In total, damage from forest fires in 2020 exceeded $ 16 billion.
NOAA also noted huge damage from hurricanes, various storms and other disasters.
The Munich Re insurance company also provided interesting data . According to the information, expenses for eliminating the consequences of natural disasters in 2020 almost doubled compared to 2019.
The previous year has caused significant damage to the US budget, even without taking into account the costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.