Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Hurricane Florence cost more than Matthew and Floyd combined

The latest hurricane summary from NOAA for Hurricane Florence indicates that it was even more costly than originally estimated. According to The State, “The final tally on damage from Hurricane Florence is higher than the costs from 2016’s Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Floyd in 1999 combined, new federal estimates show. Florence’s final cost was $24 billion, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Florence was not the costliest natural disaster last year. Hurricane Michael caused an estimated $25 billion in damage when it came ashore on the Florida panhandle as a strong Category 4 storm, according to NOAA.”

Read more about Florence and the other 2018 billion dollar disasters here: https://www.thestate.com/news/state/north-carolina/article225974185.html#storylink=cpy