90 percent of all US counties experienced climate disaster: research

The vast majority of U.S. counties have experienced a climate disaster in the past decade, according to a new report from Rebuild by Design, a nonprofit aimed at helping communities recover from disasters.

Between 2011 and 2021, 90 percent of counties experienced a climate disaster that received a federal disaster declaration. Some experienced as many as 12 during that time. Five states have experienced at least 20 disasters over the past 10 years.

The report also found that in 2021 alone the country suffered 20 separate billion-dollar climate disasters, leading to nearly 700 deaths.

Throughout the past decade, more than $92 billion in tax dollars has been allocated to help recovery efforts, per the report. Read more >>