Folklore is about the stories that are passed down by conversations. Think of it as an oral history of a particular subject. These cute and somewhat quirky rhymes about the weather are a form of folklore. It’s pretty amazing because most often, the conditions and outcome actually do happen.
Amazing and Intriguing Weather Folklore
LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades
ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
. The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.
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