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Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria struck as we at The Nature Conservancy were reflecting on Hurricane Sandy and the destruction it brought with it. Sandy made landfall in New Jersey five years ago on October 29. Sandy was deemed the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history (behind Hurricane Katrina), but it also hit Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas hard. Sadly, Sandy, Harvey, Irma and Maria are not anomalies—since 2005, five hurricanes have caused a total of more than 2,200 deaths and some $230 billion in damages in the U.S. alone, and these figures do not include Harvey, Irma, Maria or Hurricane Matthew, which struck in 2016, killing 546 people in Haiti and 47 in the United States. Experts are now predicting Harvey may end up costing as much as or more than Katrina.
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