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NOAA: 2023 Worst Year on Record for Billion-Dollar Disasters

The U.S. experienced 23 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in the first eight months of 2023 — the largest number since records began.

Driving the news: “With approximately four months still left in the year, 2023 has already surpassed the previous record of 22 events seen in all of 2020,” per a statement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) accompanying its report on the disasters Monday.

By the numbers: The 23 events include:

  • 18 severe weather events.
  • Two flooding events.
  • One tropical cyclone (Hurricane Idalia).
  • One wildfire event.
  • One winter storm event.

Read the rest of the story from Axios here.

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The Government Technology & Services Coalition's Homeland Security Today (HSToday) is the premier news and information resource for the homeland security community, dedicated to elevating the discussions and insights that can support a safe and secure nation. A non-profit magazine and media platform, HSToday provides readers with the whole story, placing facts and comments in context to inform debate and drive realistic solutions to some of the nation’s most vexing security challenges.

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