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All Abstracts > Statistical Abstract of the United States > 2000 Edition > Geography and Environment > Tornadoes, Floods, Tropical Storms, and Lightning
Table 405

Tornadoes, Floods, Tropical Storms, and Lightning

Hurricane/Typhoon: A warm-core tropical cyclone in which the maximum sustained surface wind (using the U.S. 1-minute average) is 64 kt (74 mph or 119 km/hr) or more. The term hurricane is used for Northern Hemisphere cyclones east of the International Dateline to the Greenwich Meridian. The term ty  Read more...
 
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Tornadoes, Floods, Tropical Storms, and Lightning                             
Floods And Flash FloodsLives Lost1316855517811112719321012512182841552041261669470318514261621039180131117(NA)4
North Atlantic Tropical Storms And Hurricanes1Direct Deaths On Us Mainland(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)40362220022430906561017269382933423
Number Of Hurricanes Reaching U.S. Mainland(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)41031001162113011102213
Property Loss In Us2(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)44,000178597,670571,50026,500579733,7293,6001007,299
Total Direct Deaths From Tropical Storms And Hurricanes(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4935508412317282731,1751211384(NA)4
Total(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4(NA)4611811115412116712111487871913714
LightningDeaths111113911051029172988863766777776773688669677473414374855242(NA)4
Injuries259254203228173399219291301254275291174337253248271364311322252432292295577510309306(NA)4
Lives LostMost In A Single TornadoTornadoes, Number326586734952216425510316183305212917127226527(NA)4
TotalTornadoes, Number372156278736160444353842824643412294155932505339393369302567(NA)4
Property Loss Of $500,000 And OverTornadoes, Number38889998899999999989988888888(NA)4
Tornado DaysTornadoes, Number3171192194206184204169189173186176175182190166168168151156160181179195186199178196196(NA)4
Tornadoes, Number36538887411,1029479208358527888528667831,0469319076847646567028561,1331,1321,2981,1761,0821,2351,1701,148(NA)4
Footnotes
1 Source: National Hurricane Center, Coral Gables, FL, unpublished data. Tropical storms have maximum winds of 39 to 73 miles per hour; hurricanes have maximum winds of 74 miles per hour or higher.
2 (Millions of dollars)
3 A violent, rotating column of air descending from a cumulonimbus cloud in the form of a tubular- or funnel-shaped cloud, usually characterized by movements along a narrow path and wind speeds from 100 to over 300 miles per hour. Also known as a "twister" or waterspout.
4 Not available.
Source

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1966-1980, Climatological Data: National Summary, monthly with annual summary; thereafter, Storm Data, annual issue.

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