Special Report

The Deadliest Billion Dollar Natural Disasters in US History

24. Winter Storm, Cold Wave
> Start date: Dec 21, 1989
> Deaths: 100
> Cost: $1.6 billion

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23. Southeast Drought/Heat Wave
> Start date: June 1, 1986
> Deaths: 100
> Cost: $4.8 billion

22. Western Wildfires, California Firestorm
> Start date: June 1, 2018
> Deaths: 106
> Cost: $27.8 billion

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21. Hurricane Ike
> Start date: Sept 12, 2008
> Deaths: 112
> Cost: $40.2 billion

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20. Hurricane Rita
> Start date: Sept 20, 2005
> Deaths: 119
> Cost: $27.2 billion

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