9 Expensive Natural Disasters That Cost America a LOT

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Drought and heat wave (2012), $34.8 billion in damage

Back in 2012, there was one of the most extensive droughts in the entire history of the U.S. since the Dust Bowl era of the ’30s. Over half of the country was deeply affected by moderate to extreme drought conditions, from California to Georgia, for more than half a year.

Naturally, a costly drought hurts America’s agricultural heartland, leading to a “widespread harvesting failure in corn, sorghum, and soybean crops”, according to government scientists. The heat wave was the one that brought “derecho” into common usage, especially when one straight-line windstorm brought winds of over 90 miles/hour between Chicago and Atlantic City.

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  1. We were made aware that the government was going to arrange for the people to pay this instead of the insurance companies. I wonder how many people were listeining when the info was released in the 90s. This happened when there was alot of hurricaines, and hotels were toppling over like dominoes. it was said that this is a lot for fema to handle.

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