Disasters Pounded North America in 2017 but Were Down Globally 1 234 567

Disasters Pounded North America in 2017 but Were Down Globally

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North America couldn't catch a break in 2017. Parts of the United States were on fire, underwater or lashed by hurricane winds. Mexico shook with back-to-back earthquakes. The Caribbean got hit with a string of hurricanes.The rest of the world, however, fared better. Preliminary research shows there were fewer disasters and deaths this year than on average, but economic damages were much higher.While overall disasters were down, they smacked big cities, which were more vulnerable...

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