Number of people affected by major storms worldwide up to 2016

This statistic shows the number of people affected by the world's most significant storms from 1900 to 2016. The Storm in China on May 14, 2002, affected 100 million people.

Number of people affected by major storms worldwide from 1900 to 2016*

EventNumber of affected people
China
(May 14, 2002)
100,000,000
China
(April 20, 1989)
30,007,500
China
(July 16, 2006)
29,622,200
China
(April 17, 2011)
22,000,150
China
(September 1, 2005)
19,624,000
Philippines
(November 8, 2013)
16,106,807
Bangladesh
(May 11, 1965)
15,600,000
Bangladesh
(April 29, 1991)
15,438,849
China
(September 8, 1996)
15,005,000
China
(July 1, 2001)
14,998,298
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Source

Release date

November 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1900-2016

Supplementary notes

* Figures are as of November 17, 2016.

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