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Katrina Was The First $100 Billion Hurricane

By Brad Johnson on August 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm

"Katrina Was The First $100 Billion Hurricane"

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The Weather Channel’s senior meteorologist Stu Ostro reports on the avoidable disaster caused by global-warming fueled Hurricane Katrina: “The estimate of direct damage produced by Hurricane Katrina is now $108 billion, according to NOAA officials. As if the previous estimate of $81B wasn’t stunning enough! That makes Katrina the first hundred billion dollar hurricane. And that’s just for direct damage, i.e. it does not include the untold indirect economic losses (or, of course, the emotional suffering of survivors and the staggering number of people who lost their lives, notwithstanding the fatality estimate having been revised downward in this update.”

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