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United States of America - Disaster Statistics

Data related to human and economic losses from disasters that have occurred between 1980 and 2010.

Natural Disasters from 1980 - 2010


Overview

No of events: 640
No of people killed: 12,366
Average killed per year: 399
No of people affected: 26,889,582
Average affected per year: 867,406
Economic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 544,287,010
Economic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 17,557,645


Natural Disaster Occurence Reported



Average Disaster Per Year

Drought: 0.26
Earthquake*: 0.77
Epidemic: 0.16
Extreme temp: 0.68
Flood: 4.26
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: 0.06
Volcano: 0.06
Storm: 12.65
Wildfire: 1.74




Top 10 Natural Disasters Reported


Affected People

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
Wildfire 2007 640,064
Storm 2005 500,000
Epidemic 1993 403,000
Storm 2005 300,000
Storm 1992 250,055

Killed People

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
Storm 2005 1,833
Extreme temp. 1980 1,260
Extreme temp. 1995 670
Storm 1984 600
Storm 1984 328
Storm 1982 270
Storm 1993 270
Extreme temp. 1999 257
Epidemic 2002 214
Extreme temp. 1983 188

Economic Damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
Storm 2005 125,000,000
Storm 2008 30,000,000
Earthquake* 1994 30,000,000
Storm 1992 26,500,000
Storm 2004 18,000,000
Storm 2004 16,000,000
Storm 2005 16,000,000
Storm 2005 14,300,000
Flood 1993 12,000,000
Storm 2004 11,000,000



Statistics Per Event


Killed People

Drought: ...
Earthquake*: 6.04
Epidemic: 63.40
Extreme temp: 152.52
Flood: 6.37
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: 7.50
Volcano: 45.00
Storm: 19.52
Wildfire: 1.91

Affected People

Drought: ...
Earthquake*: 2,956.88
Epidemic: 81,340.60
Extreme temp: 1.48
Flood: 91,702.51
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: 70.00
Volcano: 1,250.00
Storm: 34,346.46
Wildfire: 15,568.48

Economic Damages

Drought: 891,875.00
Earthquake*: 1,608,886.25
Epidemic: ...
Extreme temp: 484,047.62
Flood: 338,704.77
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: 430,000.00
Storm: 1,090,383.95
Wildfire: 284,707.41


Statistics By Disasters Type


Percentage of reported people killed by disaster type

Percentage of reported people affected by disaster type




Estimated economic damages reported by disaster type (US$ X 1,000)

*: Including tsunami


More information and data on: www.emdat.be/

Source of data: "EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Bel."
Data version: v11.08

Data displayed does not imply national endorsement