Most severe heat waves and cold waves in the U.S. 1900-2016, by economic damage

This statistic shows the most severe heat waves and cold waves in the United States from 1900 to 2016, by the amount of economic damage caused. The cold wave that hit the East of the U.S. in 1977 caused approximately 2.8 billion U.S. dollars worth of damage.

Economic damage caused by heat waves and cold waves in the United States from 1900 to 2016

Type, Year, LocationDamage in million U.S. dollars
Heat wave, 1998, AZ, FL, CO, TX, OK, Los Angeles4,275
Cold wave, 1977, East2,800
Cold wave, 2014, NY, MN GA, Philadelphia, Baltimore, AK, AL, MS, LA, NC, SC, Atlanta, OH, IN, IL, PA, MI, NJ, VA, KY, MO2,500
Heat wave, 1980, Kansas City, MO, St Louis, Memphis, TN2,000
Heat wave, 1986, NC, SC, AL, GA, VA, MD1,750
Cold wave, 2009, TX, PA, OK, KY, MO, AR, Washington DC1,100
Heat wave, 1999, IL, MO, WI, OH, SC, OK, KY, IN, TN, NC, KS, GA, AR, MD, NE, NY, PA, LA, MI, MN, AL1,000
Cold wave, 1958, East520
Cold wave, 1951, TN100
Cold wave, 1990, WA, OH, IL, IN40
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Source

Release date

November 2016

Region

United States

Survey time period

1900 to 2016

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