Dozen Disasters

  FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2011 file photo, Deb Boyd collects pieces of china from the debris of her friend's home that was destroyed by wildfires, in Bastrop, Texas. America's wild weather year has hit yet another new high: a devastating dozen billion-dollar catastrophes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Wednesday that it has recalculated the number of weather disasters passing the billion dollar mark, with two new ones, pushing 2011's total to 12. The two costly additions are the Texas, New Mexico and Arizona wildfires and the mid June tornadoes and severe weather. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2011 file photo, Deb Boyd collects pieces of china from the debris of her friend's home that was destroyed by wildfires, in Bastrop, Texas. America's wild weather year has hit yet another new high: a devastating dozen billion-dollar catastrophes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Wednesday that it has recalculated the number of weather disasters passing the billion dollar mark, with two new ones, pushing 2011's total to 12. The two costly additions are the Texas, New Mexico and Arizona wildfires and the mid June tornadoes and severe weather. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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