A growing number of natural disasters? In October 2011, President Barack Obama announced that at the time in 2011 in the U.S. was 89 accidents — a record number, according to the TV channel ABC. Although the statistics had political and social orientation, it shows the growth of natural disasters. Some believe that this is the result of climate change, while others believe that the growth of the world population has a significant impact on the regional economy. It is obvious that natural disasters are expensive countries in which they occur.
For the U.S. in 2012 — the year of natural disasters, the most noticeable of which are:
At first glance, it's not even like a catastrophe, which is not the companies that do business in cold conditions. For example, a ski resort in the winter employing a large number of temporary workers, were forced to close early, denying many people in the workplace. While natural gas prices have fallen due to the lack of need to pay for snow removal campaign.
Wildfires in Colorado
Destruction by fire in Colorado, which began June 23, cost the state $ 110 million, although the costs and potential damage can be much more serious. Many hotel owners reported a decrease in revenue by 80% due to multiple failures of the reservation.
Tropical storm "Debbie"
Of course, compared to the hurricane "Katrina" destructive force of tropical storm "Debbie" fade. But for many families and groups of unexpected flooding has changed their lives. Only in the coastal zone of damage was estimated at $ 17 million, so the annual thriving tourist activity eastern coast of Florida, most likely, this year will be marginally profitable.
Drought, observed in the Midwest affect the economy of the whole country. Not only increase the price of food, but also reduce crop yields. While experts find it difficult to assess the damage the worst drought in modern history, but Texas, where the dry season lasts from the end of 2010, the heat already has cost $ 5.2 billion.