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The information on natural disasters presented here is taken from EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database. In order for a disaster to be entered into the database at least one of the following criteria has to be fulfilled:

• 10 or more people reported killed
• 100 people reported affected
• a call for international assistance
• declaration of a state of emergency
Choose the period:

Data on natural disasters are presented in two forms:
• Top 10
• Summarized table





 
Top 10 Natural Disasters in United States
for the period 2011 to 2011
sorted by numbers of killed:
DisasterDateNo Killed
Storm22-Apr-2011354
Storm20-May-2011176
Storm27-Aug-201146
Storm14-Apr-201146
Storm31-Jan-201139
Storm29-Oct-201129
Extreme temperature 19-Jul-201122
Storm04-Sep-201115
Storm24-May-201111
Storm07-Jan-201111


Top 10 Natural Disasters in United States
for the period 2011 to 2011
sorted by numbers of total affected people:
DisasterDateNo Total Affected
Storm27-Aug-2011370,000
Flood01-May-201125,000
Storm22-Apr-201117,200
Flood15-May-201111,000
Wildfire04-Sep-20114,800
Wildfire09-Apr-20111,305
Storm20-May-20111,150
Storm04-Sep-2011600
Storm29-May-2011200
Flood06-Aug-2011100


Top 10 Natural Disasters in United States
for the period 2011 to 2011
sorted by economic damage costs:
DisasterDateDamage (000 US$)
Storm20-May-201114,000,000
Storm22-Apr-201111,000,000
DroughtJan-20118,000,000
Storm27-Aug-20117,300,000
Flood18-Apr-20114,600,000
Storm03-Apr-20113,500,000
Storm29-Oct-20113,000,000
Flood15-May-20112,000,000
Storm14-Apr-20112,000,000
Storm31-Jan-20111,900,000


Created on: Dec-20-2014.   Data version: v12.07



Source:"EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database, www.emdat.be - Université catholique de Louvain - Brussels - Belgium"

For some natural disasters (particularly floods and droughts)there is no exact day or month for the event, and for other disasters (particularly pre-1974) the available record of the disaster does not provide an exact day or month.


Summarized Table of Natural Disasters in United Statesfrom 2011 to 2011
  # of
Events
KilledTotal
Affected
Damage 000 US$)
DroughtDrought1--8,000,000
  ave. per event  --8,000,000
           
Extreme temperature Heat wave122--
  ave. per event  22--
           
FloodRiverine flood41736,1006,600,000
  ave. per event  49,0251,650,000
           
StormConvective storm1270118,59335,400,000
  ave. per event  581,5492,950,000
           
 Tropical cyclone261370,6008,050,000
  ave. per event  31185,3004,025,000
           
WildfireForest fire264,8001,200,000
  ave. per event  32,400600,000
           
 Land fire (Brush121,305183,000
  ave. per event  21,305183,000
           


Created on:Dec-20-2014.   Data version:v12.07

Source:"EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database, www.emdat.be - Université catholique de Louvain - Brussels - Belgium"

*Events recorded in the CRED EM-DAT. First Event: Sep/1900, Last Entry: Aug/2014.

*Epidemics include:Viral disease(Encaphalitis), Parasitic diseas(Cryptosporidios), Viral disease(West Nile Fever), --, Viral disease(Acute respirato)