Association of Tropical Cyclones With County-Level Mortality in the US
Parks, R., Benavides, J., Anderson, B., et al. (2022). Association of Tropical Cyclones With County-Level Mortality in the US. (Abstract only.) Journal of the American Medical Association. 327(10):946-955.
The authors conducted a retrospective observational analysis of 33.6 million deaths in 1206 counties that experienced tropical cyclone days (i.e., days with a sustained maximal wind speed 34 knots [39 mph] or greater) from 1988-2018. They found that each additional cyclone day was associated with somewhat higher death rates for several months due to the following causes: injuries, infectious and parasitic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, neuropsychiatric conditions, and respiratory diseases.