Executive summary of project
Severe weather events can cause public health issues and economic problems for society. This study looks into the type of weather events that result in most causalities (injuries and fatalities) and economic damage (property and crop damage). Using the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) storm database we answer both questions. Our analysis shows that tornados cause the most causalties (both in injuries and fatalities). Furthermore, floods account for the most economic damage in terms of property and crop damage.