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The economic and human cost of America’s worst natural disasters

The economic and human cost of America’s worst natural disasters

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One of the most harrowing images of the recent flooding in Louisiana showed the rescue of a woman and her dog from a car being swept away by fast-rising flood waters. The dramatic footage was captured by a local television crew…

 

The Week in Review: Impact of Extreme Weather

Different parts of the world were hit by devastating weather over the past week, including widespread wildfires in southern California and major flooding in Louisiana and the Philippines. While the conditions that led to these disasters are seemingly disparate, their occurrence during the same week prompted simultaneous evacuations, emergency rescues and relief efforts. The three events also echoed previous disasters, recalling Louisiana’s Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the 2009 Typhoon Ketsana in the Philippines and California’s nearly annual forest fires…

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