It's Official:  2017 was the most costly year for disasters on record at $306 Billion in Disaster Damage

It's Official: 2017 was the most costly year for disasters on record at $306 Billion in Disaster Damage

January 09, 2018

The U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) just announced officially that 2017 was the costliest year on record with $306 billion dollars in disaster-related damages, with 16 distinct events causing more than a billion dollars of damage each, all over the United States. These disasters tragically took over 360 lives and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.  These were just the most severe of 2017's disasters; there were hundreds more smaller events that don't make NOAA's billion dollar threshold.  It's an undeniable and data-backed fact that these types of disasters are becoming more frequent and severe, and causing more damage and disruption.

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December 30, 2017

Unfortunately, the U.S. Government’s own data indicates that these “unprecedented” events are happening more often than ever before.  Disasters, both natural and man-made, almost always come as a surprise, but the data shows that they should no longer be unexpected.  Would your family be ready right now if a similar event occurred or you were ordered to evacuate your home or shelter in place without services?

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