The US experienced a surge in costly weather disasters, breaking the previous record of 22 in 2020.
There were 23 such events by August, totaling over $57.6 billion in damages and claiming 253 lives.
Additional disasters like Tropical Storm Hilary and severe droughts weren't included yet.
Climate change played a significant role in these calamities, according to NOAA.
This trend results from increased disasters and risky construction locations.
Eight new billion-dollar disasters were added to the list, mostly affecting central, southern, and southeastern states.
Experts emphasize the need for better disaster adaptation, as the situation is expected to worsen.
Climate scientists and experts agree that climate change intensifies extreme events and call for action to combat it and build resilience.