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In 2021, the United States experienced 20 "billion-dollar disasters." Losses from these events — encompassing drought, flooding, severe storms, tropical cyclones, wildfires, and winter storms — totaled $145 billion (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). These events occurred against the backdrop of a global pandemic and at a time of heightened awareness of the impacts of climate change. This brochure describes RAND's work, which directly supports decisionmakers in developing actionable planning and policy for disaster management and resilience.

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