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Storms leave 35 dead in US, thousands without power

As severe storms swept across South and Central America, at least 35 people were left dead and tens of thousands remained without power even as forecasters downgraded the threat to the eastern half of US. Some storm risks remain, including the possibility of large hail, damaging winds and flash flooding in portions of the South and East Coast, National Weather ...

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NOAA: Natural disasters alone caused a loss of $35 billion so far in 2011

Now that North Carolina has begun assessing the loss left behind by Hurricane Irene, a look at how natural disasters devastated the United States economy reveals $750 billion in losses to the nation in the last 31 years. The U.S. has sustained 108 weather-related disasters since 1980 with the total normalized lossesĀ  exceeding $750 billion, adjusted to 2011 figures using ...

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