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Natural disasters such as fires, hurricanes hit 1 in 10 U.S. homes in 2021


A man walks to his friend’s home in a neighbourhood without electricity as snow covers the BlackHawk neighborhood in Pflugerville, Texas, U.S. February 15, 2021.

Bronte Wittpenn | Austin American | Rueters

In 2021, there were 20 climate disasters that each resulted in losses of at least $1 billion in the U.S., according to NOAA.

That wreaked havoc on American homes. About 1 in 10 homes were impacted by natural disasters, according to a study released Thursday by CoreLogic, a property research organization. That’s over 14.5 million homes, totaling nearly $57 billion in property damage.

Winter storms in the center of the country had the greatest impact, hitting more than 12.7 million homes and…


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