The 11 Most Damaging U.S. Weather Disasters of 2012

By Amelia Hennighausen - 2013-01-03T19:15:32Z

Courtesy NOAA

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State by State Breakdown of Billion Dollar Disasters

This map shows the location of the most destructive weather events in the U.S. in 2012. The deeper the color, the greater the impact. Last year's 11 disasters causing greater than $1 billion in damage are fewer than the 14 that occurred in 2011, but the nation's total economic losses are expected to be higher, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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