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Hurricane reports ignore indirect deaths

from Science News

Hurricanes and other tropical storms are deadlier than just surging water and howling wind. Close to half of all storm fatalities are caused indirectly, new research shows. Storm reports typically include only deaths directly attributable to a storm's physical forces, such as drowning in floodwater or being struck by airborne debris. Incidental deaths are excluded, such as those that occur due to power outages, house fires and accidents during evacuations. more


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