The 5 Most Expensive Storms In History

 Friday, January 5, 2018

 FOX Business

The ‘bombogenesis’ storm just hit the eastern U.S., dumping snow and bringing in frigid cold temps. Not only are massive storms dangerous, they are costly. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), since 1980, the U.S. has sustained at least 218 weather and climate disasters with overall costs exceeding $1 billion (including a Consumer Price Index adjustment to 2017).The total cost of these 218 weather events is above $1.2 trillion, not including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, which could be some of the most expensive storms in history.