In late January, CoreLogic released its annual Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis. According to their research, 2016 had “average or below-average activity for most U.S. natural hazards with the exception of flood and wind, both of which saw above-average activity, due in large part to Hurricane Matthew.”
This infographic breaks down the highlights of the annual review! By understanding natural disasters and the damage they cause, restoration contractors can be better prepared for future catastrophic events.
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$17 billion in total losses – 6x greater than 2015 damage
Five flood-related events exceeded $1 billion in losses:
7.8% of continental U.S. impacted by severe hail in 2016
Texas had more than $5.5 billion in hail and wind-related losses
9 Winter Storms
Feb. 2016 marked warmest winter in 121 years
Most significant storm affected 100 million people in January 2016
15 Named Storms
Hurricane Matthew Breakdown
1,059 recorded tornadoes
One of most inactive years since recording began in 1954
February had 102 tornadoes – 2nd most active February in history
To see CoreLogic’s full 2016 report, visit www.corelogic.com.
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