Natural disasters displaced more than 3 million Americans in 2022, U.S. Census says

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An estimated 3.4 million Americans were displaced from their homes due to natural disasters in 2022, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The data, which was collected this past January, provides a snapshot into the role that climate change can play in altering American communities. The Census Bureau concluded that the majority of those displaced were forced out due to hurricanes, while floods, fires, and tornadoes were other major environmental factors.

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