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The World’s 5 Most Expensive Natural Disasters in 2014

Scenes of drought from the Jaguari dam, part of Sao Paulo, Brazil's Cantareira water system, which supplies water to 45 percent of Sao Paulo. (Getty Images)

Scenes of drought from the Jaguari dam, part of Sao Paulo, Brazil’s Cantareira water system, which supplies water to 45 percent of Sao Paulo. (Getty Images)

Natural disasters across the world in 2014 cost $110 billion, according to a report released by reinsurer Munich Re. This is a high price tag, but it ranks below both the 10-year average of $190 billion and the 30-year average of $130 billion annually for natual disasters around the globe. These estimates include both insured and non-insured losses and are in U.S. dollars. When looking at both insured and non-insured losses, there were no U.S. disasters in the top five. However, when examining just insured losses, three U.S. weather events made the top five. This included the so-called “Polar Vortex” last January and two separate severe thunderstorm events in both May and June…

 

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Deaths, costs from global disasters fell in 2014 -Munich Re

A typhoon victim stands near clothes hung out for drying in Dolores, Samar, in central Philippines December 8, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A typhoon victim stands near clothes hung out for drying in Dolores, Samar, in central Philippines December 8, 2014. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

The human and economic cost of natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes fell sharply worldwide last year, helped by improved early warning systems, the world’s largest reinsurer Munich Re said on Wednesday. The number of people killed fell to 7,700 in 2014 from 21,000 the year before, while the economic cost of natural catastrophes dropped to $110 billion from $140 billion, Munich Re said in its annual review of disasters…

 

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