Effects Related to the 1982-83 El Niño

PhenomenonVictimsDamage
U.S. Mountain and Pacific States
Storms45 dead$1.1B
U.S. Gulf States
Flooding50 dead$1.1B
Hawaii
Hurricane1 dead$230M
Northeastern U.S.
Storms 66 dead-
Cuba
Flooding15 dead$170M
Mexico-Central America
Drought-$600M
Ecuador-Northern Peru
Flooding600 dead $650M
Southern Peru-Western Bolivia
Drought-$240M
Southern Brazil-Northern Argentina-Eastern Paraguay
Flooding170 dead, 600,000 evacuated$3B
Bolivia
Flooding50 dead, 26,000 homeless$300M
Tahiti
Hurricane1 dead$50M
Australia
Drought, Fires71 dead, 8,000 homeless$2.5B
Indonesia
Drought340 dead$500M
Philippines
Drought-$450M
Southern China
Wet Weather600 dead$600M
Southern India-Sri Lanka
Drought-$150M
Middle East (Lebanon)
Cold, Snow65 dead$50M
Southern Africa
Drought
disease, starvation-$1B
Iberian Peninsula-N. Africa
Drought-$200M
Western Europe
Flooding25 dead$200M

Data from NOAA

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