Heat and Cold


What are some of the worst summers in terms of heat-related deaths that have occurred in the United States?

The United States has also endured some scorching summers that resulted in thousands of deaths. Below are some of the worst on record.

Deadly Summers in the United States

Year Number of Deaths
1901 9,508
1936 4,678
1975 1,500–2,000
1980 1,700
1988 5,000–10,000


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