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United States of America

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With iceman on the way, US plants and suppliers get ready

20 Nov 2014, Reuters; TRF

Manufacturers and their suppliers are scrambling to avoid a costly repeat if this frigid autumn morphs into Polar Vortex II. Companies are stockpiling parts at factories, increasing the amount of goods in transit, reviewing weather contingencies with their freight carriers and booking extra trucks and trailers so shipments do not get sidelined by nasty storms....


National Platform

Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 2008 11,000,148
Storm 2004 5,000,000
Storm 1999 3,000,010
Storm 2008 2,100,000
Storm 1985 1,000,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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