Weather-Related Deaths and Injuries

Over the last five years, weather-related deaths are down 19% from 2015, while the number of weather events have increased 17% and injuries have decreased 39%. In 2019, 67,504 weather events resulted in 570 deaths and 1,746 injuries. Winter weather, floods, and heat waves were responsible for the most deaths during 2019. The largest number of reported injuries resulted from tornadoes, winter weather, and high winds including thunderstorm winds. The most deadly weather events in the United States over the past five years include Hurricane Irma, wild fires in California, and Hurricane Harvey.

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