Public health and economic impact of severe weather events for communities and municipalities in the US from 1950 to 2011
In this document I will show the study how storms and other severe weather events can cause both public health and economic problems for communities and municipalities in USA. The impact on public health is based on the number of fatalities and injuries in each of the events. The impact on the economy is established from the estimated value, in billion dollars, of damages to properties and crops. The results show that tornadoes produce the highest number of fatalities and injuries followed by excessive heat and flash flood. The biggest economic problems for property damage are generated by flood and hurricane / typhoon but what most affects crops is drought.