Special Report

Every Billion Dollar Weather Disaster in the US After 2020

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Ohio Valley Hail Storms
> Duration: Jun 17, 2021 to Jun 18, 2021
> Estimated cost: $1.7 billion — #10 highest since 2020
> Estimated deaths: None on record

Hail and damaging high winds blew across Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri. The most severe weather from this storm system hit southeastern Minnesota, southern Iowa, southeastern Indiana, and southwestern Ohio.

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Central Severe Storms
> Duration: Jun 24, 2021 to Jun 26, 2021
> Estimated cost: $1.3 billion — #15 highest since 2020
> Estimated deaths: None on record

A mix of thunderstorms, damaging high winds, hail, and tornadoes hit areas of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Kansas, and Texas. The weather system wrecked properties, infrastructure, and crops.

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Tropical Storm Elsa
> Duration: Jul 7, 2021 to Jul 9, 2021
> Estimated cost: $1.2 billion — #23 highest since 2020
> Estimated deaths: 1

Tropical Storm Elsa, which made landfall in Taylor County, Florida, swept through parts of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas, producing heavy rain, wind, flooding, and tornadoes. The storm system also caused flooding in the Northeast and Southern New England, most notably flash flooding on Long Island, New York.

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Central Severe Storms
> Duration: Jul 8, 2021 to Jul 11, 2021
> Estimated cost: $1.1 billion — #26 highest since 2020
> Estimated deaths: None on record

A severe weather system struck parts of Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, New Mexico, Texas, and the Dakotas, causing extensive damage from hail and high winds. Damage to property and vehicles were reported in some parts of surrounding states as well.

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North Central Severe Weather
> Duration: Aug 10, 2021 to Aug 13, 2021
> Estimated cost: $1.3 billion — #15 highest since 2020
> Estimated deaths: 2

Three days of damaging high winds blew through parts of Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, and Missouri, toppling trees, knocking out power lines, and homes and businesses. It was the third weather system to strike the central part of the country in less than a month.

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