Report: 243 million Americans affected by weather disasters since 2007

Washington Post: Drought, record heat and Hurricane Sandy were among the major weather-related disasters that affected the United States in 2012. But just how many Americans felt the impact of these events? A newly released report from the Environment America Research and Policy Center says 243 million people – nearly 80 percent of the U.S. population – live in counties that experienced at least one weather-related disaster since 2007. The report, titled “In the Path of the Storm,” is based on six years of county-level......

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