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Definition
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: The proportion of GDP is based on million United States dollar values from EM-DAT divided by GDP in current United States dollars.

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Natural disasters, meteorological, deaths/yr Natural disasters, climatological, total people affected, thousands Natural disasters, meteorological, people affected, per 1,000 pop Number of people whose destroyed dwellings were due to disasters (number)

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