Seot 2021: 2021 has 18 $bn weather disasters Jan-Sept; passing the tota
From MrPostingRobot@kymhorsell.com@21:1/5 to All on Sat Oct 9 03:45:40 2021
The NOAA has updated its list of US weather disasters resulting in
more than $1 bn in damages (CPI adjusted).
So far 2021 has seen 18 events, ranking 2nd behind 2929 at 22 and
passing the tornado superoutbreak year of 2011 with only 18.
The events added since June are:
Tropical Storm Elsa (July 2021)
Central Severe Storms (July 2021)
North Central Severe Weather (August 2021)
Tropical Storm Fred (August 2021)
Hurricane Ida (August 2021)
Hurricane Nicholas (Sept 2021)
Western Drought and Heatwave (2021)
Western Wildfires (Summer-Fall 2021)
The last 3 events have not yet been fully costed but it looks like
2021 will take First Place by total damages by a long chalk with
Hurricane Ida provisionally costed by the Dept of Commerce at $64.5
bn, the single most costly (in real terms -- adjusted for
inflation) weather event recorded in the US. A total of 96 deaths has
also been attributed to the storm.
The most deadly event this year has been the Western Drought with 229
deaths so far.
The total damages up to the end of Sept 2021 are $104.8 bn (not
including 3 TBD events in 2021).
By decade the costs (in real terms -- adjusted for inflation) of US
weather disasters are increasing:
A TS regr year by year shows the annual damage bill is doubling in
real terms (2021 dollars) every 14.6 years. If weather disasters cost
each American $339/yr (2021 dollars) now, by 2100 that will be $14600/yr.
There are still 3m of 2021 to go. Historically 4Q has 10% of the
annual weather disasters, 22% of the costs, and 20% of the weather
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