Costly 2012 Severe Weather - KULR8.com | Montana's News Leader | Billings, MT

Costly 2012 Severe Weather

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS, Mont. -

2012's series of severe weather events across the country might prove to be one of the costliest since 1980.

According to scientists with the National Climatic Data Center, 11 severe weather events across the country caused $110 Billion in damages and losses. The NCDC said super storm Sandy and the year-long drought were the main factors behind the high costs.

The costliest year for weather disasters since 1980 was in 2005, the year when Hurricane Katrina caused a lot of damage to New Orleans. Losses for that year was $160 Billion.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Iran testes ballistic missile

    Iran testes ballistic missile

    Sunday, September 24 2017 12:55 AM EDT2017-09-24 04:55:34 GMT

    Iran has successfully tested a new ballistic missile "capable of carrying multiple warheads", the state-run broadcaster press TV reported on Saturday

    Iran has successfully tested a new ballistic missile "capable of carrying multiple warheads", the state-run broadcaster press TV reported on Saturday

  • Angel Horses see a "small" change, with a big outcome

    Angel Horses see a "small" change, with a big outcome

    Sunday, September 24 2017 12:45 AM EDT2017-09-24 04:45:55 GMT

    The annual Angel Horse Fundraiser was held Saturday at White Aspen Ranch, and this year the horses saw a "small" change. 

    The annual Angel Horse Fundraiser was held Saturday at White Aspen Ranch, and this year the horses saw a "small" change. 

  • Teen volunteer honored for her work

    Teen volunteer honored for her work

    Saturday, September 23 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-09-24 00:00:38 GMT

    For one teen, volunteering is more than just work, it's an inspiration. Hannah Halvorson explained how volunteering in her community has impacted her life. "The biggest reward is being able to spend time with people and making their days and always seeing the smiles on their face." Halvorson said.  For the 14-year-old,  her volunteer work helping at nursing homes has made her friends and memories to last, and her hard work hasn't gone unnoticed. 

    For one teen, volunteering is more than just work, it's an inspiration. Hannah Halvorson explained how volunteering in her community has impacted her life. "The biggest reward is being able to spend time with people and making their days and always seeing the smiles on their face." Halvorson said.  For the 14-year-old,  her volunteer work helping at nursing homes has made her friends and memories to last, and her hard work hasn't gone unnoticed.