U.S. Natural Disaster Costs Reach $306 billion in 2017

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The storms also caused 251 combined deaths, NOAA found. 

Western wildfires cost another $18 billion and 54 lives, according to NOAA. This was also another annual record. 

Other large costs stemmed from tornadoes, droughts, flooding and other severe weather events.