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See Natural disasters - economic damages definition. Meteorological disaster refers to a hazard caused by short-lived, micro- to meso-scale extreme weather and atmospheric conditions that last from minutes to days. Indicator calculations: Data are converted from millions of United States dollars to 2005 US dollars millions using Implicit Price deflators (NAMAD).

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Technological disasters, number of events Number of people whose destroyed dwellings were due to disasters (number) Damaged dwellings due to disasters, by hazard type (number) Natural disasters, economic damages, $ GDP

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