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The NOAA by the Numbers website provides vetted scientific information that can help to communicate why our mission is important, and demonstrate the key role the agency plays in protecting US citizens and improving their lives.
The website is organized thematically based on the domains where NOAA has responsibilities. New entries will be posted, and updates to existing entries will be made as new information becomes available.
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There have been over 219 weather and climate events in the United States where damages were $1 billion or larger in the United States from 1980-2017. In total, these events surpassed $1.5 trillion. (Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Centers for Environmental Information. (2018). U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters. Retrieved January 8, 2018, from ncdc.noaa.gov/billions/)
There have been over 219 weather and climate events in the United States where damages were $1 billion or larger in the United States from 1980-2017. In total, these events surpassed $1.5 trillion. (Source: NOAA by the Numbers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2018, p. 19)