Extreme Weather Events Don’t Kill As Much As Extreme Hot, Cold

By Jenna Laine
Host, Your Wake Up Call

It turns out it is the heat. And the cold. Extreme temperatures are more likely to kill you than what we typically consider “extreme” weather events.

A new government survey says only six percent of the Americans who suffer weather-related deaths every year are killed in storms, in floods or by lightning. Exposure to cold is the No. 1 killer. Men and boys, the old, and the poor are most likely to be victims.

ABC’s Scott Goldberg joined us to discuss.

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