With hurricane season still in mid-swing, a record-tying 10 $1 billion weather disasters have racked the nation so far this year, according to federal, state and private forecasters.
The latest to the list is Hurricane Irene, which made landfall in the U.S. on Aug. 27 and caused major flooding and deaths along the entire Eastern Seaboard.
At least two dozen people have died, and damage is estimated at at least $1 billion, but could go as high as $10 billion.
The melting of heavy snowpack in the northern Rocky Mountains and heavy rains flooded the Missouri and Souris rivers across seven states this summer.
Losses are estimated at more than $2 billion to date.
Rains that were nearly three times the normal amount in the Ohio Valley, along with melting snows, flooded the Mississippi River and its tributaries this spring and early summer.
At least two people were killed, and damages totaled $2 billion to $4 billion.
High heat, lack of rain and fires have taken their toll across Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, southern Kansas, western Arkansas and Louisiana.
Total direct losses to date are well over $5 billion.
As many as 15 central and Southern states suffered from the outbreak of an estimated 180 tornadoes, causing and 177 deaths, including 160 from the EF-5 twister that hit Joplin, Mo.
More than $4.9 billion in insured losses have been reported.
This late April outbreak of an estimated 305 tornadoes led to 327 deaths, including 240 in Alabama.
More than $6.6 billion in insured losses were reported.
More than $1.4 in billion insured losses and 38 deaths were reported, 22 of them in North Carolina.
The spring outbreak spawned an estimated 160 tornadoes, though none higher than an EF-3.
This outbreak of an estimated 59 tornadoes wreaked havoc across nine central and Southern states April 8-11.
More than $1.5 billion in insured losses were reported, but no deaths.
Ten Midwest and Southern states were in the cross hairs of an estimated 46 tornadoes April 4 and 5.
More than $1.6 billion in insured losses and nine deaths were reported.
A winter storm from Jan. 29-Feb. 2 dumped 1 to 2 feet of snow across central, eastern and northeastern states.
Thirty-six deaths were reported, and insured losses were greater than $1.1 billion.
Shia LeBeouf appeared in Manhattan criminal court Thursday morning over charges stemming from a June incident at a Broadway performance of "Cabaret."
An associate professor of Feminist Studies at UC Santa Barbara pleaded "no contest" to three misdemeanor charges against her.
Ten days after a boater went missing , his remains were found in Cachuma Lake.
A former flower vendor at UC Santa Barbara has a "pop up" site in downtown Santa Barbara just in time for Fiesta.
A suspicious death investigation is underway in San Luis Obispo. Police officers responded to the 3800 block of South Higuera Street around 9 a.m. Friday for a welfare check.
Emma Posadas-Espinoza lived in a home on North F Street in Lompoc where neighbors say she was well-known and well-liked.
Drought dry Santa Barbara saw quite a gusher of water go down the drain this morning when a fire hydrant was sheared off.
Lot of fun events are going on in your neighborhoods this weekend. First Alert Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo shares her favorite picks up and down the coast.
Here are just a few of the photos that viewers have sent in for our Fiesta Photo Contest! Do you have photos you would like to share and enter? Post them on our KEYT or Central Coast News Facebook pages. Here is a link for more details on the Fiesta Photo Contest, sponsored by Samy's Camera - Santa Barbara - http://www.keyt.com/news/2014-fiesta-photo-contest/27119292
It seems that residents of Louisiana are some of the happiest people in the country, and New Yorkers remain some of the unhappiest, according to a new report. Take a look at the happiest - and unhappiest - U.S. cities.
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