LINKS: Damage Report

Science  27 Jun 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5628, pp. 2011c
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5628.2011c

The rumble of summer thunderstorms heralds relief from the heat for some people but disaster for others. Lightning kills around 75 people each year in the United States, while property damage from floods totals some $4.5 billion. Societal Aspects of Weather from the University of Colorado, Boulder, rounds up scores of links that document and analyze the effects of floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other weather-related phenomena on people and the economy. Although some links are old, others steer you to up-to-date information that ranges from historical statistics on damage and death from hurricanes to this year's forecast for wildfire risk.

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