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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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Natural disasters, hydrological, people made homeless thousands Natural disasters, geophysical, people affected, per 1,000 pop Industrial accident, Chemical spill (total people affected) Number of people whose livelihoods were disrupted or destroyed due to disasters (number)

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