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A woman who identified herself as Valerie walks along flooded President Street after leaving her homeless camp after Hurricane Matthew caused flooding, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Savannah, Ga.  Matthew plowed north along the Atlantic coast, flooding towns and gouging out roads in its path. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

The US had more floods in 2016 than any year on record, according to a new report

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2016 was a historic year in many ways. That includes the weather.

There were 19 floods in the United States in 2016, more than any year on record, according to insurance company Munich Re. That's more than any year since 1980, when records began.  

The worst flood was in August in Louisiana. That flood killed 13 people, destroyed 60,000 buildings and did $10 billion in damage. 

It was the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. 

By the numbers

2016 also saw massive floods in West Virginia, Maryland and Houston. There was a total of 91 natural disasters in the United States last year, the second-most on record, and 750 worldwide, the most in four years. 

Munich Re's criteria include any natural disaster that either kills at least one person or does at least $3 million in damage.  Peter Höppe of Munich Re's Geo Risks Research Unit said many of the disasters showed the effects of "unchecked climate change."

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