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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 14:38

Can You Afford the High Cost of Tornado Peak Season?

Did you know that the hidden cost of climate change is now reaching billions of dollars a year?

Between hurricanes, wildfires and yes — tornados — the U.S. has been devastated both physically and financially by natural disasters. According to a new report published by the Universal Ecological Fund in late 2017, extreme weather has caused over $240 billion per year in damage to our world. While hurricanes may get the big billing on the news due to the extended length of the impact and subsequent flooding, tornadoes alone cause billions of dollars of damage each year. In 2017 alone, there were 425 tornadoes between January and March 2017, and 2018 and future years are expected to be even worse. See how these costs can potentially be mitigated by early warning of these natural acts.