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."
WATCH | Here's a look at the devastation of the Louisiana floods.
WATCH | West Virginia's floods killed 26 people and gained national attention after a video of a house floating through floodwaters while on fire went viral.
The floods in Maryland were captured in this video of a dramatic rescue.
WATCH | Here's how homes are being rebuilt in West Virginia after its catastrophic flood.
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