Report: Natural disasters have significantly increased in #Colorado over the last 40 years — OutThereColorado.com

The East Troublesome fire as it tore through the Trail Creek Estates subdivision on Oct. 21, 2020. (Brian White, Grand Fire Protection District)

Click the link to read the article on the OutThereColorado.com website (Tamera Twitty). Here’s an excerpt:

A recent data analysis by QuoteWizard.com, an insurance advice company with Lending Tree, has named Colorado a state with one of the largest increases of natural disasters over the last 40 years in the United States…

For a severe event to be considered a natural disaster, it has to cause serious disruptions within a community, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)…

The analysis found that Colorado has the third highest increase in natural disasters in the country. Between 1982 and 2001, Colorado experienced 12 natural disasters, according to Quote Wizard. Whereas, there were 45 natural in the state between 2002 and 2021, a 275 percent increase. According to the analysis, the cost of natural disaster recovery in the state has been between $20 billion and $50 billion dollars, since 1981. Colorado natural disasters can include major droughts, flooding, freezes, winter storms, severe storms, and wildfires.

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