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Storm Fatalities 2006 2007
2008
2009 2010 2011 2012
Average
Storm-Related Fatalities
1983-2012

Average
Storm-Related Fatalities

2003-2012

Flood Fatalities
Tornado Fatalities
Lightning Fatalities
Hurricane Fatalities
76
67
48
0
87
81
45
1
82
125
28
12
53
126
34
2
91
21
29
0

113
553
26
9

29
70
28
4
89
74
52
47
76
109
35
109*
* Reflects fatalities

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