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United States of America

US: Is your home on this list of cities likely to be hit by bigger, stronger hurricanes?

16 Dec 2014, Participant Media

'If you’re in a city that currently has a pretty low hurricane risk—and your risk has the possibility to change quite a bit from climate change—then you need to look at investments in power system changes. You need to evaluate how your power grid will survive and if your power grid can survive a hurricane'...


National Platform

Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 2008 11,000,148
Storm 2004 5,000,000
Storm 1999 3,000,010
Storm 2008 2,100,000
Storm 1985 1,000,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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