Two homes are seen in flames after wildfires swept through Louisville, Colorado, in December. Photo: TNS
Two homes are seen in flames after wildfires swept through Louisville, Colorado, in December. Photo: TNS

Deaths from weather disasters hit 10-year high in US

  • 2021 was marked by ‘the second-highest number of billion-dollar weather and climate disasters on record’, the US federal weather agency reported
  • The death toll for the contiguous United States reached nearly 700, more than twice the number killed by natural disasters the previous year

Topic |   Natural disasters
Two homes are seen in flames after wildfires swept through Louisville, Colorado, in December. Photo: TNS
Two homes are seen in flames after wildfires swept through Louisville, Colorado, in December. Photo: TNS
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