It was another near 60 degree day in The Berkshires on Wednesday and I was lucky enough to get in another good jog. As I was running around Pontoosuc Lake, I said to myself, "How can anyone not enjoy this weather?"
I certainly don't hate snow so much that I'm willing to migrate south, I mean, I have thought about it, but...still, I'm here. This topic did make for some good on-air fodder on Wednesday morning, however...
SO, WE WANNA KNOW...
LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades
ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
. The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.