There are certain forces of nature we have no control over, such as the pull of gravity or the excruciatingly long lines at the DMV. Another uncontrollable factor that affects our lives is the weather. When Mother Nature’s in a foul mood, conditions can get downright deadly.

With rain and harsh weather being one of the prevalent themes this issue, we decided to take a closer look at the U.S. Natural Hazard Statistics. The National Weather Service collects this data by tracking fatalities in the United States caused by weather in nine different categories, including tornados and hurricanes. It also records fatalities, injuries, and other damage caused by weather-related hazards.

Making plans and preparations on how best to deal with the weather can keep you and your loved ones safe. Looking at how many people have lost their lives due to meteorological conditions serves as a reminder to take the forecasts seriously.

weather-fatalities

Sources
National Weather Service – www.weather.gov
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – www.noaa.gov


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