Natural disasters in the U.S. that caused the most fatalities 1900-2016

The ten natural disaster events that caused the most fatalities in the United States from 1900 to 2016

Natural disasters in the U.S. that caused the most fatalities 1900-2016 This statistic shows the ten natural disasters that resulted in the most fatalities in the United States from 1900 and 2016. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina (listed as storm) caused 1,833 fatalities in the United States.
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The ten natural disaster events that caused the most fatalities in the United States from 1900 to 2016

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Number of fatalities
Storm (September 8, 1900)6,000
Earthquake (April 18, 1906)2,000
Storm (September, 1928)1,836
Storm (August 29, 2005)1,833
Extreme temperature (June, 1980)1,260
Extreme temperature (July, 1936)1,193
Wildfire (October 15, 1918)1,000
Storm (March 17, 1925)739
Storm (March, 1913)732
Extreme temperature (July 14, 1995)670
Number of fatalities
Storm (September 8, 1900)6,000
Earthquake (April 18, 1906)2,000
Storm (September, 1928)1,836
Storm (August 29, 2005)1,833
Extreme temperature (June, 1980)1,260
Extreme temperature (July, 1936)1,193
Wildfire (October 15, 1918)1,000
Storm (March 17, 1925)739
Storm (March, 1913)732
Extreme temperature (July 14, 1995)670
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This statistic shows the ten natural disasters that resulted in the most fatalities in the United States from 1900 and 2016. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina (listed as storm) caused 1,833 fatalities in the United States.
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Release date
November 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
1900 to 2016
Supplementary notes
* Figures are as of November 17, 2016.
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