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The United States is no stranger to natural disaster events. So far in 2021, severe drought, flooding, storms and wildfires have impacted the country in addition to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.

In recent years there has been an increase in the frequency and magnitude of these natural disasters. According to the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, the U.S. has recorded $243.3 billion in damages the last three years (2018 to 2020), with 2020 seeing a total of $98.9 billion.

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