Natural Disasters in the United States

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Statista dossier about natural disasters in the U.S.

This dossier presents graphs and tables about natural disasters in the Unites States. In addition to general data on economic damage and fatalities, the dossier also provides in depth data on earthquakes, storms, floods, and extreme weather conditions.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview on natural disasters in the United States
    • United States - natural disasters 2017

    • United States - fatalities due to natural disasters 2017

    • Fatalities caused by natural disasters in the U.S. 1900-2016, by disaster type

    • United States: estimated overall losses due to natural disasters 2016

    • Economic losses due to significant natural catastrophes in the U.S. 2017

  • 2. The most significant natural disasters in the United States since 1900
    • Natural disasters in the U.S. 1900-2016, by type

    • Natural disasters in the U.S. that caused the most fatalities 1900-2016

    • Natural disasters in the U.S. that affected the most people 1900-2016

    • Natural disasters in the U.S. that caused the most economic damage 1900-2016

  • 3. Earthquakes
    • U.S. geology - number of earthquakes from 2000-2012

    • Number of earthquakes in the United States by magnitude from 2005 to 2012

    • Number of strong earthquakes in the U.S. by state

    • Earthquakes that caused the most fatalities in the United States 1900-2016

    • Earthquakes that affected the most people in the U.S. 1900-2016

    • Earthquakes that caused the most economic damage in the U.S. 1900-2016

  • 4. Storms and Floods
    • Tropical cyclones in the U.S. - number from 1995 to 2017

    • Number of hurricanes which affected the continental United States 1851-2017

    • Tropical storms in the U.S. - number of fatalities from 1995 to 2017

    • Economic damage caused by tropical cyclones in the U.S. from 1995 to 2017

    • Costliest tropical cyclones/hurricanes in the U.S., by economic damage 1900-2017

    • Deadliest mainland U.S. tropical cyclones and hurricanes from 1851-2012

    • Tropical cyclones in the U.S. - leading causes of death

    • U.S. weather - number of tornadoes from 1995 to 2018

    • Tornadoes in the U.S. - number of fatalities 1995-2017

    • Economic damage caused by tornadoes in the U.S. from 1995 to 2017

    • Floods in the U.S. - number of fatalities from 1995 to 2017

    • Major floods in the U.S. from 1900 to 2016, by number of people affected

    • Economic damage caused by floods in the U.S. from 1995 to 2017

  • 5. Extreme weather and droughts
    • Extreme weather in the U.S. - number of fatalities from 1995 to 2017

    • Injuries caused by extreme temperatures in the U.S. 1995 to 2017

    • Economic damage caused by extreme temperatures in the U.S. 1995 to 2017

    • Fatality numbers from heat waves and cold waves in the U.S.from 1900-2016

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

    • Costliest U.S. winters - overall economic losses 1980-2017

    • Economic loss due to major droughts in the U.S. from 1990 to 2016

  • 6. Wildland Fire
    • Number of wildland fires in the U.S. 1990 to 2018

    • Most costly U.S. wildland fires - estimated insured losses 2018

    • U.S. wildfires - areas of acres burnt from 2000 to 2018

    • U.S. wildfires - number of fires and acres burned 2017

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