Number of deaths from select disasters in the U.S. in 2016

Number of disaster event deaths from select causes in the United States in 2016*

Number of deaths from select disasters in the U.S. in 2016 This statistic shows the number of deaths in the U.S. from disaster events in 2016. In that year, there were 15 fire events that were labeled disasters because they killed 5 or more people. These 15 fire disasters were responsible for a total of 126 deaths.
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Number of disaster event deaths from select causes in the United States in 2016*

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Disaster event (number of events)Number of deaths
Motor-vehicle traffic crash (27)146
Fire (15)126
Floods (5)111
Excessive heat (3)71
Winter storm (1)30
Hot air balloon crash (1)16
Disaster event (number of events)Number of deaths
Motor-vehicle traffic crash (27)146
Fire (15)126
Floods (5)111
Excessive heat (3)71
Winter storm (1)30
Hot air balloon crash (1)16
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This statistic shows the number of deaths in the U.S. from disaster events in 2016. In that year, there were 15 fire events that were labeled disasters because they killed 5 or more people. These 15 fire disasters were responsible for a total of 126 deaths.
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