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The bill for 18 disasters in the US was $ 105 billion – Last Minute Technology News

According to the latest report from the National Centers for Environment and Safety of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 18 weather and climate disasters occurred in the country in the first nine months of 2021, each costing at least $ 1 billion.

The report recalled that 22 weather events occurred in the past year, causing approximately $ 100.4 billion in damage, and noted that 18 weather and climate disasters occurred in the first nine months of this year 104, Cost 8 billion dollars.

It was also highlighted that the average time between disasters such as billion dollar disasters has decreased from 82 days in the 1980s to an average of 18 days in the past five years.

Hurricane Ida, which hit the northeast of the country and the state of Louisiana in August, was the most damaging disaster that year, at $ 64.5 billion.

It has been reported that droughts and wildfires in the west of the country, severe cold in Texas and surrounding states in February, and hurricanes that year averaged $ 18 billion.

The report found that scientists warned that as climate change progresses, the planet will experience larger and more severe heat waves, droughts, fire and hurricane disasters.

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