The data displays the estimated overall losses due to natural disasters in the U.S. in 2016, by type. Severe thunderstorms, for instance, caused overall losses of over 19 billion USD.
Thunderstorms in the United States – additional information Thunderstorms occur when there’s moisture, unstable air and lift. Approximately 10% of thunderstorms in the United States are classified as severe, which means that they include hail of one inch or more, winds exceeding 57.5 mph and/or a tornado. Severe thunderstorms caused more damage than all winter storms, flooding and heat-related natural disasters put together in 2016.
|Flood, flash flood, storm surge||15000|
|Winter storm, winter damage, cold wave, snow storm||1700|
|Wildfire, heat & drought||1200|