Climate and weather disaster events cost billions of dollars and killed more than 100 people across the U.S. in 2016, according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Last year, was the country's second-warmest year on record in the 122 years of record-keeping, bolstered by a gradual global warming trend and a strong El Nino, said a report from NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information on Monday.
During that time, there were 15 weather and climate disaster events across the United States that individually cost more than $1 billion, and in total cost $46 billion in damages. These events included a drought, four flooding events, eight severe storms, a tropical cyclone and a major wildfire. The amount is second only to 2011's record 16 climate events.