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Cold Wave - Data and statistics

A 'pre-designed' summary and profile of disasters reported for a particular hazard including a summary of events from 1980 to September 2008 , as well as the top 10 disasters.

Data related to human and economic losses from disasters that have occurred between 1980 and 2008.

Cold Wave disasters from 1980 - 2008

Overview

No of events: 156
No of people killed: 11,595
Average people killed per year: 400
No of people affected: 6,875,103
Average people affected per year: 237,073
Ecomomic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 5,901,560
Ecomomic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 203,502

Top 10 Disasters Reported


Affected people

Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Peru 2004 2,137,467
Peru 2003 1,839,888
Liberia 1990 1,000,000
Russia 1999 725,000
Kazakhstan 1997 600,000
China P Rep 1997 100,000
Afghanistan 2001 100,000
Afghanistan 2001 100,000
Bangladesh 2002 50,000
Bangladesh 1998 34,000

Killed people

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
India 2002 900
Bangladesh 2002 700
India 1982 400
India 2003 400
Peru 2003 339
Russia 2001 332
India 1981 300
India 1984 290
India 1992 275
India 2000 275

Economic damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
Canada 1992 2,000,000
Spain 1995 824,300
France 1991 772,000
Israel 1992 550,000
Brazil 1994 475,000
Jordan 1992 400,000
Germany 2005 300,000
India 1985 144,000
Netherlands 2005 100,000
Ukraine 2000 85,000

Statistics for cold-wave


Number of events reported


Number of people affected


Number of people killed


Reported economic damages (US$ in billion)

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