United States experiences record warmth, 7 separate billion dollar disasters to start 2023

A map of the United States illustrating billion dollar disasters through the first four months of 2023. (NOAA) STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The first four months of 2023 have seen seven separate billion-dollar disasters strike the United States and record warmth spread across parts of the country, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said in its latest climate report .

Federal officials said the seven events, including severe storms and flooding, stand as the second-highest number recorded through the first third of a year, only falling behind 2017 and 2020, which are tied for first. Last year, 18 separate […]

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