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Two men watch as water gushes from the Oroville Dam's main spillway on Feb. 15, 2017 in Oroville, California. Severe rainfall caused damage like this and flooding throughout the state in February. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

An intense outbreak of tempestuous weather hit the U.S. in an unusually early start to the severe weather season, reports Aon Benfield in its Global Catastrophe Recap for Feb. 2017. While winter weather caused disruption in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast early in the month, the real trouble was later on when severe thunderstorms hit other parts of the country.

Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is an associate editor for NU PropertyCasualty360. Contact him at djacob@alm.com.

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