...TODAY/S TOPIC...PART 10...USA SEVERE-WEATHER FATALITY STATISTICS...
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SEVERE WEATHER...INCLUDING LIGHTNING...TORNADOES...FLOODING...
HURRICANES...EXTREME HEAT OR COLD...AS WELL AS SEVERE WINTER
WEATHER...CAN BE A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS AND A COSTLY HAZARD TO ANY
COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED STATES.

MAKE SURE THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY...BUSINESS...OR SCHOOL HAVE A PLAN
TO STAYED ON TOP OF CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS.  MAKE SURE YOU
KNOW WHAT THE WEATHER FORECAST CALLS FOR...KNOW WHAT HAZARDS ARE
POSSIBLE.

ONE OF THE EASIEST WAYS TO OBTAIN A WEATHER FORECAST IS BY
LISTENING TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS...WHICH BROADCAST ON A 24-HOUR
BASIS. YOU CAN PURCHASE A SPECIAL RADIO RECEIVER AT MOST ELECTRONIC
STORES TO PICK UP THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO SIGNALS.

PREPARE AN EMERGENCY KIT THAT CONTAINS ITEMS SUCH AS FIRST AID
SUPPLIES...FOOD AND FRESH WATER...BLANKETS AND EXTRA CLOTHING...
EXTRA MEDICINE...A FLASH LIGHT AND BATTERIES...AND OTHER PERSONAL
ITEMS THAT WILL COME IN HANDY SHOULD A DISASTER STRIKE YOUR AREA.

SEVERE-WEATHER FATALITIES IN THE UNITED STATES 1988-2012
/DIRECTLY-RELATED DEATHS...WHEN EVENT WAS PRIMARY CAUSE OF DEATH/

YEAR  LGHT  TOR  FLD  WIND  HUR  HEAT  COLD  WINTER  DAMAGE COST
1988    68   32   31     -    9    41    17      55        6.2 B
1989    67   50   85     -   38     6   121      63       13.8 B
1990    74   53  142    71    0    32    13      48        6.0 B
1991    73   39   61    64   19    36    13      45        6.2 B
1992    41   39   62    28   27     8    14      59       38.4 B
1993    43   33  103    63    2    20    18      66       28.4 B
1994    69   69   91    29    9    29    52      29        4.4 B
1995    85   30   80    84   17  1021    22      17       11.4 B
1996    53   26  131    54   37    36    62      86        8.0 B
1997    42   67  118    75    1    81    51      90       10.8 B
1998    44  130  136    65    9   173    11      68       16.1 B
1999    46   94   68    62   19   502     7      41       12.3 B
2000    51   41   38    51    0   158    26      41        9.0 B
2001    44   40   48    31   24   166     4      18       11.8 B
2002    51   55   49    45   53   167    11      17        5.7 B
2003    43   54   86    43   14    36    20      37       11.4 B
2004    32   35   82    42   34     6    27      40       26.8 B
2005    38   38   43    23 1016   158    24      45      100.8 B
2006    48   67   76    40    0   253     2      28       11.7 B
2007    45   81   87    34    1   105    47      34       12.3 B
2008    27  126   80    70   12    71    44      47       30.3 B
2009    34   21   59    45    2    45    33      34        7.5 B
2010    29   45  104    24    0   138    34      42        9.9 B
2011    26  553  113    76    9   206    29      17       23.9 B
2012    27   70   28   101    4    58     8      26         MM
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25-YEAR AVERAGE       
        48   75   80    53   54   142    28      39    18.0 B
KEY...
LGHT   - LIGHTNING
TOR    - TORNADO
FLD    - FLOODS, FLASH FLOODS, COASTAL FLOODS
WIND   - THUNDERSTORM STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS OR
          WIDESPREAD NON-TSTM HIGH WINDS, STRONG WIND, MARINE STRONG WIND, MARINE HIGH WIND
HUR    - HURRICANE, TROPICAL STORM, TROPICAL DEPRESSION
HEAT   - EXCESSIVE HEAT AND HUMIDITY
COLD   - COLD TEMPERATURES OR WIND CHILLS
WINTER - WINTER STORMS/BLIZZARDS/ICE STORMS/AVALANCHES

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT OUR WEB-SITE AT:

http://weather.gov/mkx

OR THE WEB-SITE FOR THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AT:

http://www.redcross.org

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