Special Report

Most Devastating Natural Disasters in America in 2021

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15. Central Severe Storms
> Estimated damages: $1.3 billion
> Duration: June 24-26, 2021
> Deaths: 0

Thunderstorms, high winds, hail, and tornadoes inflicted damage to property, vehicles, and crops. Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Kansas, and Texas bore the brunt of this severe weather.

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14. North Central Severe Weather
> Estimated damages: $1.3 billion
> Duration: Aug. 10-13, 2021
> Deaths: 2

High winds that lasted three days were to blame for most of the damage caused by this severe weather. The weather disaster damaged communities in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, and Missouri.

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13. Tropical Storm Fred
> Estimated damages: $1.3 billion
> Duration: Aug. 16-18, 2021
> Deaths: 7

Making landfall in Panama City on the Florida panhandle, this tropical storm inflicted heavy damage on its northward trajectory. The storm caused heavy flooding in the southern Appalachian Mountains and western North Carolina and created nearly a dozen tornadoes in the Northeast.

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12. Eastern Severe Weather
> Estimated damages: $1.4 billion
> Duration: March 27-28, 2021
> Deaths: 8

Hail, high winds, and more than two dozen tornadoes impacted communities in Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, the Carolinas, and Virginia. The severe weather also caused flooding in Nashville and damaging high winds in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland.

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11. Louisiana Flooding
> Estimated damages: $1.4 billion
> Duration: May 17-18, 2021
> Deaths: 5

Heavy rains in Louisiana and coastal Texas flooded communities across this region. Thousands of properties and vehicles were inundated in and near Baton Rouge and Lake Charles as more than 12 inches of rain fell over a short period of time.

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