According to a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a record 22 major natural disasters hit the United States in 2020, each costing at least বিল 1 billion. Analysis Published Friday.
The total cost of these major cyclones, fires and severe storms was ges 95 95 billion, making 2020 the fourth-most expensive year for the country to collapse.
“Every year we sound like a broken record. It’s a historic year, but it’s true,” Adam Smith, a climate expert with the Environment Center at the NOAA National Information Center who worked on the analysis, told BuzzFeed News. “We’re going through adjectives trying to describe these extreme events.”
People are at risk of fire, storm and flood damage to their homes and businesses, and rising costs are part of the reason for continuing construction. But it also blames man-made climate change, calling for a growing number of disasters. The fire season is getting longer. The hurricane is getting wet. And More heavy rainfall More internal floods are triggered across the United States.
And in the latest signs of a growing climate crisis, new data from the European Union’s Copernicus climate change service shows 2020 has tied 2016 as the warmest year on record U.S. scientists around the world will publish their own analysis of next year’s temperature next week.
“As we move forward over time, the fingerprints of climate change are becoming clearer for these few extremes,” Smith said.
The most costly catastrophe of 2020 was Hurricane Laura, which struck the Louisiana coast as 4 hurricanes and caused ১৯৯ 199 billion in damage, one of seven tropical cyclones that cost Americans ১ 1 billion. Laura also killed 42 people, making it the deadliest storm of the year.
Although 2020 was the busiest hurricane season on record in the Atlantic OceanSmith said Americans could suffer more storm-related damage, as no major cities were hit.
Hurricanes have historically been the most costly disasters in the United States. Due to the longest hurricane season before 2017 – in part shared the record for the most costly disasters – 16 of them – It still claims an expensive year recordHurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria caused মূলত 306 in damage.
Last year was also a catastrophic year for the fires. The fires in the western states of California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington caused a combined loss of $ 18.5 billion, burned more than 10.2 million acres and killed four people, according to the NOAA. The fires also revealed the huge amount of air pollution associated with it Health risks such as asthma and heart attack, It does not blame public health spending in NOAA’s analysis.
Another costly catastrophe of 2020 was Hurricane Dericho, which destroyed homes and buildings moving from southeastern South Dakota to Ohio. Cutting power For more than 1 million people and a total loss of 11 11 billion.