It’s 2018, Why are We Still Relying on Tarps for Catastrophic Weather?
3 May 2018
2017 was the most expensive year on record for disasters, thanks to the combination of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the devastating western wildfires.
Catastrophic weather events are becoming increasingly frequent in the U.S. and around the world, with consequent soaring economic and social costs.
The 2017 disasters caused $306 billion in total damage, with 16 separate events that accrued more than $1 billion in damage each. The majority of the damage ($265 billion) was caused by hurricanes.
It’s been over six months since these devastating hurricanes pummelled the US and Puerto Rico, and sadly, thousands of families are still living under a tarp.