Natural Disasters (U.S.)

Identify the thirteen natural disasters that cause the most deaths in the United States.
Categories and data from the National Weather Service
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Last updated: February 27, 2014
First submittedFebruary 27, 2014
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U.S. Deaths 2003-2012
Disaster Type
1173
Extreme Heat
1092
Hurricane / Tropical Storm
1090
Tornado
528
Flash Flood
458
Rip Current
350
Lightning
268
Extreme Cold
U.S. Deaths 2003-2012
Disaster Type
258
High Wind
254
Thunderstorm Wind
229
River Flood
204
Winter Storm
144
Avalanche
120
Coastal Storm
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Level 80
Feb 28, 2014
I don't think "weather-related hazard" is synonymous with "natural disaster".
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Level 55
Apr 22, 2014
Yeah, for natural disaster I would think earthquake. These aren't even all weather phenomena (e.g. rip current).
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Level 82
Jul 16, 2014
Yes, "weather related" would be better, but still not completely accurate. Good basis for a quiz though.