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1. In 1989 a Category 4 Hurricane devastated the Carolinas causing an estimated 13.9 billion dollars in damage and killing 86 people in the United States alone. What was the name of this dreaded storm?
2. In the Great Blizzard of 1993, also nicknamed "The Storm of the Century" places as far south as Florida got snow.
3. According to a NOAA Climatic Data Center report which state appears to have had the least amount of severe storm damage between 1950 and 2008?
4. When Hurricane Katrina struck it was the costliest weather disaster in U.S. History.
5. Which type of weather related system has proven the most deadly and costly disasters over all?
6. 1993 must have been a bad year. What type of disaster wrought havoc across the Mid West causing 48 deaths and around 30 billion dollars in damage?
7. In October 1991 the Oakland firestorm was a large wild fire that cost over 1.5 billion dollars. This event happened almost exactly two years after which other billion dollar disaster in California?
8. On May 3rd, 1999 tornadoes struck in Oklahoma, Kansas, Tennessee, and Arkansas. One of these tornadoes was an F5, the highest rank on the Fujita Scale and caused 1.1 billion dollars in damage. Which large city did this tornado hit?
9. In 1964 Alaskan Earthquake was one of the costliest ever. Shortly afterwards, a tsunami followed causing even more damage and loss of life. What was the magnitude of the earthquake reported to have been?
10. In Canada and New England one of the worst and costliest ice storms struck in early January, 1998. The estimated cost of the storm came to over 5 billion. Most freezing rain last a couple of hours, how long did it last in this storm?
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