Which Countries Have High Records of Natural Disasters?
According to CNN, Philippine was recently struck by a devastating storm known as typhoon, which claimed the lives of 10 people and three were missing. Indeed, it is a tragic occurrence and I hope everything returns to normalcy soon. Which other countries do you know have high records of natural disasters?
Islands within the Caribbean such as Bahamas, St. Kits and Nevis, and many others are the most affected. Even the Southern states of US like Florida, New Orleans, New Mexico etc, are always affected by the hurricanes and tornadoes which causes damages sometimes valued in billions of dollars.
Australia has its fair share of natural disasters such as bushfires (forest fires in other parts of the world), floods, storms and cyclones. All of these happen in different parts of the country and at different times.
We are lucky here as we have two bands of really dedicated volunteers one which we call the State Emergency Service (which I am a member) and we also have those that volunteer to fight bush fires (they are known by different names in different states).
Jackson — Do you live in these areas?
Edward — Do they occur in your locality Edward?
My country, Indonesia, maybe one of the vulnerable country to natural disasters. Tsunami, earthquake, volcano eruption, landslide, and flood are among the most frequent disaster here. In 2018, the earthquake also followed by liquefaction. It is the most frightening kind of disaster I have seen. Imagine one village swallowed by mother earth in a matter of second. You can find the videos on youtube about this scary disaster that occured in 2018.
Edward said he was lucky that it didn’t occur in his area after reading his answer
No, he said that it happen in different part of the countries at different times. But the locality in which Edward lived is lucky to have volunteers to fight the bush fires. I don’t see where he said that the disasters do not happen in his locality.
Yes, you are right.
I think is Burundi have the highest number of natural disaster.
Ahmed Khasan – I don’t live in these areas, but I normally follow world weather updates to know what happening around the world. I understand we have had so many other desasters like wildfires in Australia and the US state of California, then Tsunamis affecting Japan and other many Asian nations.
Earth quakes in Japan and Bush fires in Australia,make these countries to suffer more from natural disasters .
If you look into the data the country with the highest number of natural disasters in 2019 was actually USA with 20 reported followed by Indonesia on 19, China on 17, Philippines on 16
The statistics published in 2019 shows that the United States suffered 20 natural disasters, the highest number of any country in the world. Then it is followed respectively by Indonesia 19; China 17; Philippines 16; India 12; Pakistan 11; and Japan 10.this is according to the data published in 2019.
Yes a friend of mine in Australia lost his house to the fires – luckily all his family were safe. Is hard to imagine how scary that must be. In the UK we don’t really suffer from many disasters – flooding being an occasional one and a freak hurricane like in 1987 but nothing on the scales of the countries listed in the previous messages.
In South Africa we get occasional flooding and bushfires. Strong winds sometimes uproot trees and rip house roofs off. But nothing of the magnitudes that befell Indonesia and the US.
United States, china, Japan,indonesia,philipines are among the countries with high record of natural disasters.
Here we can’t forget Puerto Rico and Philippines because they are also usually affected by typhoons and tornadoes.
Of course Philippines is among them .we can not forget what Tornadoes and Typhoons did years ago.
Africa should count herself lucky because she is the least affected continent.
Many countries of the world experience natural disaster. However, in Africa we have more natural in Burundi and Rwanda.
Mr Nnaemaka Victor.
I think Africa is not lucky ,Africa have many natural disasters. Meningitis and Malaria have killed millions people in Africa, wars and conflicts are going in every corner in Africa killing innocent people. Without forgotting earthquakes,bush fires, floods, volcanic eruption.
Alternatively I think, USA takes number one spot in absorbing natural disasters because the frequency at United States is hit much.
The number one country according to the statistics is the United States, then come Japan, Philippines and china. But i think Africa has a lot of Natural disasters that have killed millions people, destroy houses and many other things.
Countries that have more of desert or oceans are prone to higher natural disaster.
Yes the US has the most natural disasters on record over the past 20 years, we a huge count of 20 just in 2019
Those areas with constant and high records of natural disaster should be deserted in order to protect lives and properties.
Corona virus has hit USA very much and it may lead China to become a super power ,if the problem is not rectified immediately.