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Natural Disasters 2011

Joplin High School Graduation Marks Year Of Tragedy, Perseverance

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 07.21.2012 | Education

JOPLIN, Mo. — There were tearful remembrances for lost classmates and jokes about spending their senior year in a converted department store. B...

The Most Expensive Disaster Year In History

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.05.2012 | Green

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The economic cost of disasters in 2011 was the highest in history — with a pricetag of at least $380 billion, mainly due to ...

Devastating Floods Leave At Least 150 Dead

AP | Posted 12.02.2011 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Cambodia says flash floods have killed at least 150 people in the Southeast Asian nation since August. The floods are the wor...

Laura Gottesdiener

Cost Of Natural Disasters: 'Ten Billion Dollars Would Be Conservative'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 07.19.2011 | Business

This year’s record-breaking tornadoes, floods, droughts and wildfires will cost the country tens of billions of dollars in economic losses -- and th...