2,000 Weather Related Deaths Each Year
Amazingly extreme weather in the United States kills 2,000 people a year. Most are from floods and tornadoes but heat waves and cold snaps take their fair share too. Of 10,000 weather related deaths between from 2006 to 2010, excessive cold accounted for two-thirds of deaths and excessive heat accounts for one-third.
Floods and tornadoes still account for most deaths but as far as temperatures go, the study found people living in lower income areas were at higher risk of dying from heat or cold.
Hurricanes and thunderstorms are responsible for weather related deaths too by only at 6%. The reason, it is believed, thunderstorm and hurricane death rates are so low is because of the accurate forecasting by Meteorologists and alerting people about upcoming storms.