12 FEBRUARY 1998. WORLD & U.S.: IMPACT

Tom Doggett of Reuters reports that Commerce Secretary Daley has warned that the world cost of the current ENSO event may reach $10 billion, similar to the impact of the 1982 - 1983 event. New Orleans, Tampa, and Charleston have had record rainfalls. Chicago, Minneapolis, Bismarck, and Buffalo, New York have had record warm winters.

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