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Storms 2000-2017

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386

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According to the Oxford dictionary a storm is ‘a violent disturbance of the atmosphere with strong winds and usually rain, thunder, lightning, or snow.’ 

Most of the damaging storms happened in the United States, followed by China, the Philippines and Indonesia. Japan is on fourth place. France is the first European country on twelve place. Most people killed by storms live in Myanmar, almost 140 000 between 2000 and 2017, followed by the Philippines with almost 20 000 people casualties. The United States suffered most financial damages caused by storms, followed by China and Puerto Rico.

 

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Technical Notes

This map shows the proportion of all storms between 2000 and 2017.

Data sources
This map uses data by EM-DAT: The Emergency Events Database – (last accessed March 2018). We aim to map as complete data as possible and therefore estimate data for missing values. In some cases, missing data for very small territories is not used in the cartogram and that area is therefore omitted in the map.

Further notes on the data, as well as all modifications to the original data source are noted in our data sheets. Data for this map will soon be available as a download.

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