The United States has hit by a series of extreme weather this year, creating significant damage to the country's infrastructure.
According to the Associated Press, there has been roughly $1.2 billion in damage across 24 states based on preliminary assessments of public infrastructure categories established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This includes damage to roads, bridges, utilities, water control facilities, public buildings and equipment and parks.
In order to qualify for federal aid, each state must meet particular damage thresholds for their population. Costs surrounding the damage is likely to rise as several states have yet to complete damage assessments for recent disasters. In addition, the number could also increase for states that have already submitted figures to FEMA, but may be able to add more counties to their disaster declarations.