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Study Report

Study Number: DA-011-001-1-1-United States-HVRI-1960

Subject Area: Environment and Natural Resources

Bibliographic Citation: Spatial hazard events and losses database for the United States (SHELDUS).  [machine-readable data file] / Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute, University of South Carolina  [principal investigator(s)] / Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute, University of South Carolina  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: SHELDUS

Date Accessioned: 5/23/2011

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: SHELDUS data can be downloaded at as csv or tab delimited files. Please note that downloads are restricted to 200,000 records.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Date Ordered: 5/23/2011

Documentation: Online documents are available at

Abstract: SHELDUS™ is a county-level data set for the U.S. on 18 different natural hazard event types such as thunderstorms, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and tornados. For each event the database includes the beginning date, location (county and state), property losses, crop losses, injuries, and fatalities that affected each county. It covers the period from January 1960 through December 2009. However, it does not have data from Puerto Rico, Guam, or other U.S. territories. All losses are adjusted to 2009 U.S. dollars. The main data sources were "Storm Data and Unusual Weather Phenomena" by the National Climatic Data Center, information from the National Geophysical Data Center, and the Storm Prediction Center.

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