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Table 2 Generalized SHELDUS hazard types

From: Spatial patterns of natural hazards mortality in the United States

SHELDUS Category Generalized Category
Coastal Coastal (e.g. storm surge, rip currents, coastal erosion)
Flooding Flooding (e.g. flash, riverene)
Earthquake Geophysical
Tsunami/Seiche  
Volcano  
Drought Heat/Drought
Heat  
Hurricane/Tropical Storm Hurricane/Tropical Storm
Lightning Lightning
Avalanche Mass Movement
Landslide  
Fog Severe Weather
Hail  
Severe Storm/Thunderstorm  
Wind  
Tornado Tornado
Wildfire Wildfire
Winter Weather Winter Weather
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