August 2, 2022
Source: NBC News
When it comes to weather-related hazards in the United States, extreme heat is exacting a stark toll.
Across the country, heat causes more deaths each year than any other weather event, according to the National Weather Service. That dominance has also persisted over decades, with heat-related fatalities dwarfing deaths from tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and other weather hazards over the past 30 years.
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