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Wildfires
2022
United States
Over 1,000 firefighters backed by bulldozers and aircraft battled the largest active wildfire in the U.S. on Saturday after strong winds pushed it across some containment lines.
Tornadoes
2022
United States
On April 29th a tornado that damaged more than 1,000 buildings in south-central Kansas generated winds up to 165 mph (266 kph) and carved a path of destruction nearly 13 miles (21 kilometers)
Sustainability
2022
Missions to Ukraine - GEM
Our teams are on the ground in Medyka, Poland at the Ukraine border -meeting with Ukrainian partners to establish support plans.
Wildfires
2022
United States
On January 9, 2022, at least 19 people, including nine children, were killed in a fire in a Bronx apartment building, in what officials described as one of the city’s worst fires in recent memory.
Tornadoes
2021
United States
Storms unleashed devastating tornadoes late Friday and early Saturday across parts of the central and southern US including Kentucky, where the governor says the death toll may exceed 70.
Sustainability
2021
United States
On November 5th, 2021 a crowd surge at a Houston music festival turned into a deadly tragedy, with eight killed and many injured.
Sustainability
2021
United States
Due to the latest circumstances, homelessness in the United States has dramatically increased and as of 2021 there are currently 552,830 estimated to be homeless.
Hurricanes
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2021
United States
Late Friday afternoon, the NHC issued hurricane warnings for parts of coastal Louisiana including New Orleans. A Category 4 storm hit. Significant flooding reported.
Earthquakes
a 7.2 then this 52,953 houses were destroyed and 62,862 houses were damaged in the three most affected departments (South, Grand’Anse and Nippes).
Wildfires
2021
United States
The Dixie Fire is the 2nd largest fire in California history. It is burning through entire towns such as Greenville and leaving hundreds of people stranded and homeless.
Sustainability
2021
United States
On June 24, 2021, at approximately 1:30 a.m. EDT, Champlain Towers South, a 12-story beachfront condominium building in the Miami suburb of Surfside, Florida, United States, partially collapsed.
Sustainability
2021
Guyana
From May 20 to June 15, severe flooding across Guyana affected over 25,000 people. Leaving thousands in shelters with their total belongings and homes destroyed.
Pandemics
The India variant – officially called B.1.617.2 – is one of four mutated versions of coronavirus which have been designated as being “of serious concern”.
Volcano Eruptions
2021
Caribbean
The eruption Friday of La Soufrière — its first large one since 1979 — transformed the island’s lush towns and villages into gloomy and gray.
Tornadoes
2021
United States
At least five people are dead and there are reports of multiple injuries, authorities said, as tornadoes tore through Alabama Thursday afternoon.
Sustainability
2021
United States
Millions of Texans were without heat and electricity this week as snow, ice and frigid temperatures caused a catastrophic failure of the state’s power grid.
Wildfires
2021
United States
On January 16, 2021 a fire destroyed Tuluksak’s only source of clean, running water in this Alaskan tribal community.
Hurricanes
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2020
Central America
On October 31, 2020, the category 4 hurricane ETA hit Central America devastating the region – reporting 57 dead & hundreds missing. On November 16, another Cat 5 hurricane, Iota ravaged the region.
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.
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
Greece
On September 9, 2020 a huge fire ripped through a massively overcrowded refugee camp in the Greek island of Lesbos. This caused over 13,000 people seeking asylum to be without shelter.
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2020
United States
The 2020 hurricane season is ravaging the Gulf Coast. Tropical Storm Cristobal, Hurricanes Marco, Laura, Sally and impending Hurricane Delta have caused $15B+ in damages disrupting millions of lives.
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
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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
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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.