Compared to 2012, which was a record-setting year in terms of the number of hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes, 2013 was a relatively mild, according to the 2013 “Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis,” from CoreLogic, a residential property information, analytics and services provider.

"Though there have been fewer billion-dollar catastrophes over the course of 2013, history has demonstrated time and time again that a temporary reprieve from natural disasters cannot and should not be expected to continue into the future," said Thomas Jeffery, senior principal scientist for CoreLogic. "Going into 2014, it's important to remember that hazard-driven property damage and loss can and does occur each year, and with the cyclical nature of some of these events, this year should be considered fair warning that next year will likely see a return to the higher average numbers of damaging natural disasters."

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