The weather has been a hot topic in the news lately. From hurricanes to wildfires, the United States has been hit with a series of devastating natural disasters. These disasters have had a significant economic impact on the nation.
A recent study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found that the 2017 hurricane season cost the United States over $200 billion. This is the second-costliest hurricane season on record, and the costliest in terms of inflation-adjusted dollars. The study found that the hurricanes caused over $53 billion in damage to homes and businesses, and over $88 billion in damage to the economy as a whole.
In addition to the hurricanes, the United States has also been hit with a number of wildfires. The most recent wildfire season was the deadliest and most costly on record. The fires burned over 10 million acres of land, and caused over $24 billion in damage.
These disasters have had a significant impact on the economy. They have increased the unemployment rate, slowed economic growth, and increased the cost of goods and services. They have also put a strain on government resources, and have forced many people to evacuate their homes.
The United States is not the only country that has been affected by bad weather. In August, the Indian state of Kerala was hit by severe flooding. The floods killed over 400 people, and caused over $3 billion in damage.
In October, the Philippines was hit by a typhoon that caused over $2 billion in damage. And in November, California was hit by a series of wildfires that caused over $9 billion in damage.
These disasters are a reminder that we need to be prepared for the possibility of bad weather. We need to make sure that we have a plan in place for when a disaster strikes, and we need to make sure that we have the resources to respond to it.
There are many countries with bad weather, but here are a few that stand out.
1. The United States of America
The US has had some of the worst weather in recent years, with severe thunderstorms and flooding throughout the Midwest and Northeast. Forecasters have warned that the weather will become even more severe in the coming weeks and months, and as of early November, the US had seen over $125 million in damage from weather-related events.
2. The Philippines
The Philippines has seen some of the worst weather in recent years, with Typhoon Haiyan causing massive damage and loss of life. The country is also struggling to recover from Typhoon Lola, which left dozens dead and caused extensive damage to infrastructure.
Brazil has had some of the worst weather in recent years, with a number of devastating storms and floods. The worst of the weather has been in the Amazon rainforest, where massive landslides and floods have destroyed homes and left thousands of people homeless.