Total economic damage caused by natural disasters in the U.S. 1900-2016

This statistic shows the amount of economic damage caused by different types of natural disasters in the United States from 1900 to 2016. Tropical cyclones have caused approximately 403.56 billion U.S. dollars worth of damage since 1900 in the United States.

Economic damage caused by natural disasters in the United States from 1900 to 2016, by disaster type

Economic damage in million U.S. dollars
Tropical cyclone 403,561.81
Convective storm 168,072.77
General flood 47,886.43
Riverine flood 47,682
Ground movement 41,740.77
Drought 39,135
Forest fire 12,630.5
Extra-tropical storm 11,000
Heat wave 9,025
Cold wave 7,060
Land fire (Brush, Bush, Pastur) 5,014.1
Flash flood 3,526.83
Ash fall 860
Landslide 20
Tsunami 0.9
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Source

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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