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Cold Wave

Marked cooling of the air over a large area. It is an extended period of above normal cold temperatures, a drop of atmospheric average temperature well above the averages of a region, with effects on human populations, crops, properties and services. sources: GLIDE; WMO

US: The cost of natural disasters - New York Times video

5 Aug 2015, New York Times

Every year, the United States foots a multi-billion dollar bill for the economic and insured losses incurred from natural disasters, reports the New York Times. In 2014, the costs reached $25-billion with certain regions of the country more prone to calamity than others. So what disasters are the most common and how much do they cost? These videos breaks down the natural disasters by region...



Number of cold-wave occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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