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  • Death toll rises to 56 in Northern California’s Camp Fire; missing climb to 297

    Nov. 14, 2018 / 9:35 PM EST / Updated 12:50 AM EST By Alex Johnson Authorities made public a list of 297 people still unaccounted for Wednesday night as they announced that the number of people who had been killed in the deadliest wildfire in California history had grown to 56. Butte County sheriff’s officials earlier in the […]

  • Mexico Beach is ‘wiped out’ by Hurricane Michael as other Florida cities are smashed

    By Holly Yan, Christina Maxouris and Nicole Chavez, CNN Updated 1:20 PM ET, Thu October 11, 2018 (CNN)What used to be a gorgeous beachfront city now looks like an apocalyptic mess after Hurricane Michael shredded Mexico Beach, Florida. “Mexico Beach was wiped out,” said Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “That’s probably […]

  • Indonesia tsunami and earthquake: Rescuers race to aid victims as death toll passes 840

    Palu, Indonesia (CNN)Mass graves were dug Monday as Indonesian authorities rushed to bury hundreds of people killed by an earthquake and tsunami that cracked streets, tore down buildings and washed away homes on the island of Sulawesi. Three days after the disaster, the streets of the provincial capital Palu were still covered in debris and […]

  • Hurricane Florence’s Flooding Continues More Than Two Weeks After Landfall

    Dennis MersereauContributori Science Observed rainfall totals between September 12 and September 19, 2018.DENNIS MERSEREAU It’s been more than two weeks since Hurricane Florence made landfall and parts of the Carolinas are still dealing with flooding left behind by the storm. There are still some rivers in North Carolina and South Carolina reporting water levels at […]

  • CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES LOSSES TOP $1 BILLION

    California Fires Kill at Least 10 and Destroy 1,500 Buildings By THOMAS FULLER, JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH and MAGGIE ASTOROCT. 9, 2017           U.S. By ROBIN LINDSAY and SARAH STEIN KERR 1:37 SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Fast-moving wildfires raged across Northern California on Monday, killing at least 10 people, sending well over 100 […]

  • HURRICANE HARVEY WIDESPREAD DEVASTION IN TEXAS

    Major Hurricane Harvey – August 25-29, 2017   Over the past several years, meteorologists in South Texas (and other areas) have stated “it’s not a matter of if but when” a major hurricane would strike the Middle Texas Coast. The last hurricane to do so was Celia back on August 3rd, 1970. Well, the “when” […]

  • THE STRONGEST HURRICANE IN MORE THAN 80 YEARS DESTROYS PUERTO RICO, LEAVES MORE THAN 1 MILLION WITHOUT POWER

    The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunging the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the […]

  • JAPAN HIT WITH DEADLY FLOODS AND LANDSLIDES; 18 DEAD, OVER 100,000 EFFECTED

      July 8th, 2017: At least 18 people were killed and hundreds are still stranded after heavy rains triggered floods and landslides this week in southwest Japan, according to Japanese state-run NHK news agency. Fifteen people died in Fukuoka and three in Oita Prefecture. An evacuation order remains in effect for nearly 105,000 people. Heavy […]

  • CYCLONE MORA KILLS 203 IN SRI LANKA, LEAVES 96 OTHERS MISSING

      June 2, 2017: Cyclone Mora caused massive flooding and landslides throughout Sri Lanka claiming lives of at least 203 people and left 96 others missing. According to the Disaster Management Centre, more than 400,000 people have been affected by the severe rains and strong winds that started on 24 May 2017. The recent flooding […]

  • HURRICANE IN MOSCOW KILLS 16, INJURES 168 OTHERS

    May 30, 2017: At least 16 people died and 168 others injured in a hurricane that hit Russia’s capital Moscow and the adjacent areas. Eleven people died in Moscow and five others in the suburbs were killed as high winds and rain ripped through the city, felling trees, tearing off roofs and damaging more than […]

 

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Global Impact

$175 Billion Worldwide

Worldwide natural disasters caused $175 billion in damages in 2016. The financial impact increased more than two-thirds from the previous year. The costliest natural disasters took place in Asia, two earthquakes cost Japan $31 billion in losses, and flooding in China over the summer cost $20 billion.

North American had 160 natural disasters in 2016

North America faced 160 natural disasters, the highest number for the continent in a single year since 1980. The costliest and deadliest was Hurricane Matthew, which killed at least 550 in Haiti alone and caused $10 billion in damage. The United States and Canada also faced widespread wildfires and floods in 2016.

Floods accounted for more than a 1/3 of all financial losses in 2016.

A series of storms in Europe caused $6 billion in damage and also contributed to record flooding around the world. Floods accounted for 34 percent of all financial losses in 2016.

Natural Disasters have a greater economic impact than terrorism.

Financial guru Warren Buffett said that natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina and Japan's earthquake, have a greater economic impact than terrorism. These disasters, as well as tornadoes, floods, and tsunamis, cost the insurance industry billions. If large enough, they can slow economic growth for decades.

The severity of impact will depend on the speed and ability of the community to recover.

Natural disasters can cause loss of life, property damage, and typically leaves severe economic damage in its wake. The severity of impact will depend on the ability of the community to recover and rebuild its infrastructure.

 
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