Hazards Associated with Significant Weather Events

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Hazards Associated with Significant Weather Events
Hazards Associated with
Significant Weather Events
Percentages of all U.S. Deaths
by Natural Hazards
Each Year
Approximately 2000 deaths worldwide
Approximately 44 deaths in US
Hail
• $1 Billion crop damage per year
• Personal economic damage
– Cars
– Homes (roof / window)
– Landscape
Flash Flooding
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Usually predictable
Low-lying areas
Soil transport system
Property damage
Downburst / Tornado
Trees blown down
in one direction
Concentrated
Debris is spread outward
El Nino / El Nina
• Warming / cooling of equatorial water Pacific
• Increase rainfall / drought
• Coastal erosion / landslides
Tornado / Hurricane
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Injury / Loss of Life
Property Destruction
Evacuation
Communication Challenges
Emotional Effects
Rebuilding

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