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$306 BILLION: US HITS RECORD FOR COSTLY WEATHER DISASTERS

With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion.

The U.S. had 16 disasters last year with damage exceeding a billion dollars, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said this week. That ties 2011

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