UPDATE: See photos and video of these storms, from Social Media in our new story...
NOAA's report was based on an NCDC report, and I'll borrow some graphs from it here, as well as link back to AccuWeather.com news stories and blogs that I did about the events. Here's an interesting graph showing how unusual the number of events was this year (but note that, adjusted for CPI, it's only the 3rd most damaging year on record):
It's also interesting to note that most of the events occur in the Southeast (if you're looking for an inexpensive place to live, weather-wise):
And without any further ado, here is the list:
Three major tornado outbreaks in the month of April broke most existing tornado records.
The floods were responsible for at least two deaths. The losses were estimated to be $2 to 4 billion.
The hurricane killed at least 45 people. Losses were estimated to be $8 billion.
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A swarm of half a dozen tornadoes moved through the NOLA area on Tuesday.
... A truck ran off a bridge on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel road yesterday, but was it caused by high winds?