2016 was one of the ten costliest years since 1980. The proportion of losses in the USA and Asia, which together accounted for 84% of the total loss amount, was extremely high.
The warmest year since records began saw El Niño have a major impact on many weather-related losses. More events, analyzes and trends of the past year natural disasters can be found here.
Despite a relatively moderate year in terms of losses, the NatCatSERVICE registered a record number of almost 1,000 catastrophe events.
Our latest study provides a overview of severe weather hazards in North America.
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