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2021’s biggest climate and weather disasters cost the U.S. $145 billion

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The disasters just kept coming in 2021, from Hurricane Ida's destruction across Louisiana and the Northeast to devastating wildfires in the West and damaging storms, tornadoes and floods. Nearly half the U.S. was in drought, and extreme temperature spikes disrupted power supplies.