Location

College Daybreak - Intense weather makes 2011 costly for U.S.

Posted by admin on Friday, May 13, 2011

Already five weather-related disasters have hit the U.S. in 2011, costing more than a billion dollars each.

The weather events include the Mississippi River flooding, a blizzard and spring storms that killed hundreds of people.

Quick facts:

  • A record nine billion-dollar weather disasters hit the U.S. in 2008.
  • Only two of those events happened before mid-May.

-USA TODAY

Want to know all the day’s most important news? Want to stay in the loop and impress your boss with insider knowledge? Sign up for the College Daybreak today!

Already five weather-related disasters have hit the U.S. in 2011, costing more than a billion dollars each.

The weather events include the Mississippi River flooding, a blizzard and spring storms that killed hundreds of people.

Quick facts:

  • A record nine billion-dollar weather disasters hit the U.S. in 2008.
  • Only two of those events happened before mid-May.

-USA TODAY

Category:

Add comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.