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Reproducible Research - Week 4 - Project 2
Storms and other severe weather events can cause both public health and economic problems for communities and municipalities. Many severe events can result in fatalities, injuries, and property damage, and preventing such outcomes to the extent possible is a key concern. I have conducted the following research using the data [47MB] from the NOAA Storm Database. The events in the database start in the year 1950 and end in November 2011. In the earlier years of the database there are generally fewer events recorded, most likely due to a lack of good records. More recent years should be considered more complete. We are seeking to answer the following two questions with this information to help prevent, detect, and predict the impact on human lives as well as cost to our economy based on severe weather events. Across the United States, which types of events (as indicated in the