US hit with 15 billion-dollar disasters this year

Hurricane Ian, which has just devastated Florida and Puerto Rico, was the 15th billion-dollar weather and climate disaster to hit the US this year so far, Axios reports. Early estimates of damage from Hurricane Ian show insured losses of $53 billion to $74 billion.

Hurricane Ian Death Toll Rises To Over 80

The death toll of Hurricane Ian past 80, while residents in the U.S. state of Florida and the Carolinas faced recovery costs expected in the tens of billions of dollars.

Hurricane Fiona kills four, strengthens to Category 4 storm

Having killed at least four people on its way through the Caribbean on Wednesday, Hurricane Fiona strengthened into a Category 4 storm and is headed toward Bermuda, where it is expected to make landfall on Friday, Associated Press reports. The Hurricane has already crashed through the Turks and Caicos Islands and has left most of Puerto Rico without power or water.

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