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A Comparison of Florida Tornado and Shark Attack Fatalities: 1985-2010
Year Number of
Florida
Tornadoes
Number of
Florida Tornado
Fatalities
Number of
Florida Shark
Attacks
Number of
Florida Shark
Attack Fatalities
1985 36 2 4 0
1986 53 0 3 0
1987 45 1 6 0
1988 47 5 15 1
1989 72 3 9 0
1990 57 0 10 0
1991 56 0 12 0
1992 60 4 11 0
1993 65 30 10 0
1994 52 0 23 0
1995 93 3 29 0
1996 70 3 13 0
1997 116 0 25 0
1998 115 42 21 1
1999 61 0 26 0
2000 78 0 37 1
2001 73 2 34 1
2002 44 0 29 0
2003 45 1 29 0
2004 107 7 12 0
2005 56 0 17 1
2006 42 0 20 0
2007 49 21 31 0
2008 55 1 28 0
2009 36 0 18 0
2010 19 0 12 1

TOTALS 1,602 125 484 6


FATALITY RATE: TORNADOES = 8% SHARK ATTACKS = 1%


Source of Tornado data: disastercenter.com (current up to Oct 31, 2010)
and Storm Data at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
 
Source of shark attack data: International Shark Attack File, February 10. 2011.


© International Shark Attack File
Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida