Number of fatalities caused by natural disasters in the United States from 1900 to 2016, by disaster type

Fatalities caused by natural disasters in the U.S. 1900-2016, by disaster type This statistic shows the number of fatalities that were caused by different types of natural disaster in the United States from 1900 to 2016. Total 16,134 people have been killed as a result of tropical cyclones in the United States from 1900 and 2016. In 2016, the United States were hit by 2 tropical cyclones. The total number of natural disasters occurring on U.S. territory amounted to 91 during that year.
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Number of fatalities
Tropical cyclone 16,134
General flood 8,458
Convective storm 8,185
Heat wave 4,801
Ground movement 2,826
Forest fire 1,249
Landslide 658
Riverine flood 650
Cold wave 381
Viral disease 217
Flash flood 206
Parasitic disease 100
Ash fall 90
Coastal flood 72
Tsunami 61
Extra-tropical storm 61
Land fire (Brush, Bush, Pastur) 27
Severe winter conditions 19
Drought 0
Number of fatalities
Tropical cyclone 16,134
General flood 8,458
Convective storm 8,185
Heat wave 4,801
Ground movement 2,826
Forest fire 1,249
Landslide 658
Riverine flood 650
Cold wave 381
Viral disease 217
Flash flood 206
Parasitic disease 100
Ash fall 90
Coastal flood 72
Tsunami 61
Extra-tropical storm 61
Land fire (Brush, Bush, Pastur) 27
Severe winter conditions 19
Drought 0
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This statistic shows the number of fatalities that were caused by different types of natural disaster in the United States from 1900 to 2016. Total 16,134 people have been killed as a result of tropical cyclones in the United States from 1900 and 2016. In 2016, the United States were hit by 2 tropical cyclones. The total number of natural disasters occurring on U.S. territory amounted to 91 during that year.
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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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