As US hits record of costly climate disasters, Red Cross plans $1bn effort

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By Andy Sullivan and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As the U.S. hits a new record of billion dollar weather disasters this year, the Red Cross disaster relief agency is launching a $1 billion response effort as these events are expected to increase due to climate change. This year has seen a record 23 disasters that have each done more than $1 billion in damages, according to the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. That is already more than 2020’s count of 22 billion-dollar disasters, with four months left to go. “We don’t have a break anymore,” said Trevor Ri…

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