Explore the Economic And Human Impact of Natural Hazards
in the United States

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Where are Economic Losses the Highest? Which is the Deadliest Hazard?
Which Hazards Cause the Most Losses? Are Losses Increasing Over Time?
How Hazardous is Your State?
SHELDUS™ data and maps by the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute at the University of South Carolina. SHELDUS™ is a county-level hazard data set for the U.S. for 18 different natural hazard events types such thunderstorms, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and tornados. The database contains more than 800,000 records and covers the time period of 1960 through 2012 (data sources: NOAA's National Climatic Data Center and National Geophysical Data Center, U.S. Geological Survey, etc.).