2015 Has Been A Year Of Record-Breaking U.S. Weather Events

Catastrophic flooding in South Carolina since last week shattered state rainfall records and shocked longtime residents and officials, who said they’ve never seen rain so powerful. But it’s hardly the first extreme, record-breaking weather event in the U.S. this year.

Floods, hurricanes, wildfires and other extreme events are becoming more frequent and more intense because of climate change, experts warn, and that’s never been more apparent than in 2015.

Here’s a look at some of the record-breaking weather-related events that have hit the U.S. this year.

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