The year 2017 has topped all prior years as the costliest on record for natural disasters in the United States. Some estimates put the loss at over $300 billion.
Consider some of the following:
- California: Massive wildfires followed by a drenching rain leading to mudslides
- Houston: Hurricane Harvey
- Florida: Hurricane Irma
- Multibillion-dollar severe weather losses in Idaho (wildfires) and in the Midwest (tornadoes, flooding)