Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"Death map" shows heat a big hazard to Americans

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Heat is more likely to kill an American than an earthquake, and thunderstorms kill more than hurricanes do, according to a "death map" published on Tuesday.

Researchers who compiled the county-by-county look at what natural disasters kill Americans said they hope their study will help emergency preparedness officials plan better.


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