Friday, August 08, 2014

Death by Heat, Cold, Lightning

The weather killed more than 10,000 Americans in the 2006-10 time period, according to a report by the National Center for Health Statistics. Here is the breakdown of deaths by type of weather...

Heat: 3,332
Cold: 6,660
Storms: 657

The heat-related death rate is highest in the West's largest cities. The cold-related death rate is highest in West's rural areas. The storm-related (flooding, lightning) death rate is highest in the rural South.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, Deaths Attributed to Heat, Cold, and Other Weather Events in the United States, 2006-2010

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