Loss of Life in the United States Associated with Recent Atlantic Tropical Cyclones

  title={Loss of Life in the United States Associated with Recent Atlantic Tropical Cyclones},
  author={Edward N. Rappaport},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society},
  • E. Rappaport
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Environmental Science
  • Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
A database was established for the period 1970–99 to assess the threat to life in the contiguous United States and adjacent coastal waters from Atlantic tropical cyclones. Freshwater floods caused more than one-half of the 600 U.S. deaths directly associated with tropical cyclones or their remnants during that 30-year period. More than three-quarters of the victims under age 13 died in rain-induced floods. Most fatalities occurred in inland counties. Storm surge losses were significantly (but… 

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