Tropical cyclones in the U.S. - leading causes of death

The statistic shows the leading causes of deaths due to tropical cyclones in the United States from 1963 to 2012. Total 8 percent of victims died because of wind effects during tropical cyclones.

Leading causes of Atlantic tropical cyclone deaths in the U.S., aggregated from 1963 to 2012

Percentage of fatalities
Storm surge49%
Rain27%
Surf6%
Offshore6%
Wind8%
Tornado3%
Other1%
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Source

Release date

May 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

1963-2012

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