Pandemics

Tornadoes

Migration

volcanos

hurricanes

Earthquakes

typhoons

Tsunamis

wildfires

sustainability

Wildfires
2020
United States
Wildfires have burned 1,500,000 acres of forest and numerous historic communities leaving entire towns in ashes causing over 500,000 people to evacuate with an ever-growing list of missing persons.
Wildfires
2020
United States
CalFire has reported that California has lost 3.1 million acres, or about 4,844 sq miles (12,546 sq km), to wildfires since the beginning of this year. There are currently 29 major fires burning.
Hurricanes
2020
United States
On August 20, 2020, Hurricane Laura was a Category 4 Atlantic hurricane that made landfall in Louisiana and the midwestern U.S. There were 70 total fatalities accounted for and $8.5B in damages.
Migration
2020
Lebanon
On August 4, 2020, two explosions occurred in the city of Beirut, Lebanon. The explosions caused 177 deaths, 6,000 injuries, and billions in property damage, leaving 300,000 people homeless.
Sustainability
2020
United States
On May 26, 2020, an ongoing series of civil unrest protests began across the U.S. that caused businesses to close and impacted local economies to a collective $500 million loss.
Pandemics
2020
United States
In January 2020, the COVID‑19 pandemic began in the United States and is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus.
Tornadoes
2020
United States
On March 3, 2020, a deadly tornado outbreak affected West and Middle Tennessee, becoming the 6th costliest tornado in US history, and another that impacted areas in the western part of Cookeville.
Earthquakes
2020
Puerto Rico
On December 28, 2019, the southwestern part of the island of Puerto Rico was struck by an earthquake swarm of magnitudes up to 6.4, causing deaths and injuries.
Wildfires
2020
Australia
In June 2019, over 18 million hectares burned, destroying over 5,900 buildings and 2,800 homes in Australia. In addition to human fatalities, millions of animals were killed.
Hurricanes
2019
Bahamas
On August 24, 2019, the Category 5 Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas, and was the worst natural disaster in the country’s history with wind speeds of 183 mph and $3.4 billion+ reported damages.
Wildfires
2019
South America
In 2019, the Amazon wildfires season saw a surge in fires with more than 906,000 affected hectares occurring in the Amazon rainforest and Amazon biome within Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru.
Typhoons
2019
Mozambique
On March 4, tropical cyclones affected Africa causing catastrophic damage and a humanitarian crisis in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, with 1,300 deaths/missing people, and $2.2billion in damages.
Migration
2019
Venezuela
In 2019, the Venezuelan migration and refugee crisis, the largest refugee crisis in the Americas, is the emigration of 4.6million Venezuelans who fled the country because of the Bolivarian Revolution.
Wildfires
2018
United States
In 2018, the wildfire season was the deadliest and most destructive ever recorded in California. More than 7,639 fires burned an area of 1,893,913 acres causing more than $3.5 billion in damage.
Hurricanes
2018
Mexico
In October 2018, Hurricane Willa brought torrential rains and destructive winds to southwestern Mexico, in Sinaloa and Nayarit. Six fatalities and substantial property damage were reported.
Hurricanes
2018
United States
On October 7, 2018, Hurricane Michael became the first Category 5 hurricane to strike the contiguous United States since Hurricane Andrew in 1992 causing $25.5 billion in damage.
Hurricanes
2018
United States
On August 31, 2018, Hurricane Florence was a powerful and long-lived Cape Verde hurricane that caused catastrophic damage in the Carolina, as a result of freshwater flooding due to torrential rain.
Volcano Eruptions
2018
United States
On May 3, 2018, the Puna eruption was a volcanic event on the island of Hawaii, causing outbreaks of 300 ft lava fountains, flows, and volcanic gas, road deformation causing $800million in damage.
Volcano Eruptions
2018
Guatemala
On June 3, 2018, Volcán de Fuego eruption was a series of volcanic explosions and pyroclastic flows. The eruption included lahars and volcanic ash clouds with no evacuation time causing 200 deaths.
Hurricanes
2017
Caribbean
In September 2017, Hurricane Irma was a powerful Cape Verde hurricane that caused widespread destruction across its path and was recorded as one of the most powerful hurricanes in the Atlantic.
Hurricanes
2016
Haiti
On October 4, 2016, Category 5 Hurricane Matthew struck southwestern Haiti near Les Anglais causing 546 fatalities and $2.8 billion in widespread damage.
Hurricanes
2012
Haiti
On August 21, 2020, Hurricane Isaac hit the Antilles and Haiti. Flooding and river overflow led to structural damage and washed aways roadways that prevented aid from entering the affected area.
Earthquakes
2010
Haiti
On January 12, 2010, the Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake, causing more than 200,000 deaths and $8 billion in damage, with 52 aftershocks and 3 million affected people.
Hurricanes
2008
Cuba
On August 25, 2008, Hurricane Gustav was the second most destructive hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season causing 153 fatalities and $8.31 billion in damage.
Sustainability
2001
United States
On September 11, there was a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States, where 2,977 lives were lost with more than 25,000 injuries.
Sustainability
1999
Kosovo
In February 1998, the Kosovo War was an armed conflict in Kosovo and precipitated a mass expulsion of Kosovar Albanians as the Yugoslav forces fought during the aerial bombardment of Yugoslavia.