Incidents of weather disasters have been occurring with greater frequency. This includes flooding and other types of conditions. According to the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ statistics, there are cities that may still experience flooding within this current generation, which will adversely affect approximately 100 million to several hundred million individuals.
Financial Costs Due to Weather DisastersIn addition to the personal trauma experienced by individuals, families, and businesses due to flooding, there are significant financial costs as well. During 2010 alone, for example, floods cost this country nearly $40 billion.
A document released by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration stated that since 1980, this country has experienced 241 weather and climate disasters. The overall damages and costs of these disasters were at least $1 billion. The total costs for the aforementioned 241 weather disasters have ac