There were nearly 100 such events from 2007 to 2016, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas last week, there had been nine weather and climate disasters costing $1bn or more in the US since the start of 2017. Such events cost an estimated $16.4bn in total and caused 57 deaths.

Related: 2017 could see the most billion-dollar weather disasters in US history

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