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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
Storm3-Apr-20119
Flood18-Apr-20119
Storm13-Aug-20117
Storm20-Dec-20116
Flood15-May-20115
Storm14-Apr-201146
Storm27-Aug-201146
Wildfire4-Sep-20114
Storm31-Jan-201139
Storm22-Apr-2011354


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
Flood1-May-201125,000
Storm22-Apr-201117,200
Flood15-May-201111,000
Wildfire4-Sep-20114,800
Wildfire9-Apr-20111,305
Storm20-May-20111,150
Storm4-Sep-2011600
Storm29-May-2011200
Flood6-Aug-2011100


Top 10 Natural Disasters in United States
for the period 2011 to 2011
sorted by economic damage costs:
DisasterDateDamage (000 US$)
DroughtJan-20118,000,000
Storm4-Sep-2011750,000
Storm27-Aug-20117,300,000
Flood18-Apr-20114,600,000
Storm3-Apr-20113,500,000
Storm29-Oct-20113,000,000
Flood15-May-20112,000,000
Storm14-Apr-20112,000,000
Wildfire29-May-2011200,000
Storm31-Jan-20111,900,000


Created on: Apr-19-2014.   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 temperatureHeat wave122--
  ave. per event  22--
           
FloodGeneral Flood41736,1006,600,000
  ave. per event  49,0251,650,000
           
StormLocal storm1270118,59335,400,000
  ave. per event  581,5492,950,000
           
 Tropical cyclone261370,6008,050,000
  ave. per event  31185,3004,025,000
           
WildfireBush/Brush fire121,305183,000
  ave. per event  21,305183,000
           
 Forest fire264,8001,200,000
  ave. per event  32,400600,000
           


Created on:Apr-19-2014.   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: Dec/2013.

*Epidemics include:Viral Infectious Diseases(Encaphalitis), Parasitic Infectious Diseases(Cryptosporidiosis), Viral Infectious Diseases(West Nile Fever), --, Viral Infectious Diseases(Acute respiratory syndrome (SARS))