$1.8 billion (2011 adjusted) is the median amount of damage caused by an Atlantic hurricane that hits land in the United States.
The median cost is the most accurate measure of the middle of the data because Hurricane Katrina's immense damage, at $145 billion (2011 adjusted), inflates the average cost of a hurricane to close to $9 billion.
Take a look at the numbers: estimated damage in billions from hurricanes that directly hit the United States from 1980 to 2010. You can read the data and comment on Scribd.
Cost estimates from a hurricane don't include damage the system causes once it moves inland. For example, Hurricane Ike hit land in Texas but Ike's high winds knocked down power lines across North America.
The hurricane costs don't include costs from tropical storms. Slower-moving storms hover over an area, dumping more rain than a hurricane with high winds that quickly passes through.
The National Weather service says that more than half of U.S. tropical cyclone deaths from 1970 to 1999 were caused by inland flooding.
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After a brief cooldown in the eastern U.S. early this week, temperatures will again surge to springtime levels.
California’s stormy winter continued early this week as another potent storm swept through Northern California with heavy rain and gusty winds.
Less than 48 hours after record-challenging warmth, a storm will threaten parts of the Plains and Upper Midwest with blizzard conditions prior to the end of the week.
Blustery showers and strong wind gusts will lead to difficult travel at times this week as Storm Doris passes through.
With bathing suit season on the horizon, many are desperate to lose the excess weight they’ve put on during the dark, dreary days of winter.
Beneficial rain will help ease the brush fire danger across Florida at midweek and bring an end to a prolonged stretch of dry weather.
In line with Punxsutawney Phil’s 2017 prognostication, forecasters are predicting winter weather will linger into spring across much of the United States.
A storm will continue to unleash heavy rain, gusty winds and mountain snow across Northern California into Tuesday.