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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 2012 to 2012
sorted by numbers of killed:
DisasterDateNo Killed
Storm22-Jun-20129
Storm19-Dec-20127
Storm14-Apr-20126
Storm28-Oct-201254
Storm7-Sep-20125
Storm2-Mar-201241
Storm18-Jan-20123
Storm28-Jun-201228
Storm22-Jan-20122
Flood9-Jun-20122


Top 10 Natural Disasters in United States
for the period 2012 to 2012
sorted by numbers of total affected people:
DisasterDateNo Total Affected
Storm28-Aug-201260,000
Storm22-Jun-201217,001
Storm11-Jun-20129,003
Storm2-Apr-20123,300
Wildfire3-Aug-20121,809
Wildfire23-Jun-20121,038
Flood9-Jun-2012300
Storm14-Apr-2012297
Storm28-Feb-2012200
Storm22-Jan-2012100


Top 10 Natural Disasters in United States
for the period 2012 to 2012
sorted by economic damage costs:
DisasterDateDamage (000 US$)
Storm2-Jul-2012700,000
Wildfire23-Jun-2012600,000
Storm28-Oct-201250,000,000
Storm2-Mar-20125,000,000
Storm28-Feb-2012500,000
Storm25-Dec-201250,000
Storm28-Apr-20124,500,000
Storm28-Jun-20124,000,000
Storm25-May-20123,400,000
Storm7-Sep-2012210,000


Created on: Apr-21-2014.   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 2012 to 2012
  # of
Events
KilledTotal
Affected
Damage 000 US$)
DroughtDrought2--20,000,000
  ave. per event  --10,000,000
           
Extreme temperatureHeat wave1123--
  ave. per event  123--
           
FloodGeneral Flood12300174,000
  ave. per event  2300174,000
           
StormLocal storm1612613,00325,285,000
  ave. per event  88131,580,313
           
 Tropical cyclone36477,00152,210,000
  ave. per event  2125,66717,403,333
           
WildfireUnspecified232,847800,000
  ave. per event  21,424400,000
           


Created on:Apr-21-2014.   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))