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Weather disasters caused $145 billion in damage in 2021

Written by: Sill Public Adjusters

Weather disasters caused $145 billion in damage in 2021

A recent report outlines a series of weather disasters that killed more than 650 people and caused more than $145 billion in damage in the United States.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, reported 20 separate disasters last year that caused at least one billion dollars in damage.

In the past year, we have experienced extreme heat in the Pacific Northwest, extreme cold throughout the south, wildfires, Hurricane damage in the Gulf region, and deadly tornado outbreaks.

The 20 events that reached this threshold for damage are the second-highest total in a year. In 2020 22 weather events caused at least $1 billion in damage.

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Experts say climate change will lead to even more catastrophic damage in the years ahead. According to the NOAA report, we are seeing more and more "supercharged" weather events like "heat waves, droughts, wildfires, intense rainfall, flooding, and storms more severe."

The severity and wide range of extreme weather are life-threatening and put your property at risk.

Property damage caused by severe weather often leads to prolonged and complex insurance claims. In areas hit by significant storms like a hurricane, insurance companies are stretched thin and overwhelmed.

Property owners need to be aware of critical deadlines that arise after property damage occurs. The property owner and the insurance company are required by law to meet specific deadlines to prevent further damage or adequately respond to an insurance claim.

If you own a home or business that was struck by disaster, it is highly recommended that you call a licensed public adjuster for help with your claim. If you own a large home or a business, a public adjuster can expedite the handling of your claim and ensure you get the settlement you deserve.

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Sill is the leading public adjusting firm in North America. Our company features a team of insurance policy and property damage experts. We also have a team of forensic accountants that can help a business owner recoup lost revenue, and in some cases, even protect your employees by securing early settlement payouts that will allow you to continue payroll while you work to restore your business.

You don't have to take on the insurance company alone after a disaster. You can contact Sill 24/7, and our team can respond to any location with hours.

If your property suffers any type of damage, call 844.650.SILL today to get your insurance claim started right away.