GATLINBURG, TENNESSEE WILDFIRE – 2016
The 2016 Gatlinburg wildfires were one of the largest natural disasters ever to hit Tennessee. 14 people lost their lives, 134 were injured and over 150,000 buildings were destroyed. The estimated cost of damage was $500 million US dollars.
MUD SLIDE / LAND SLIDE, PERU – 2017
In March 2017, Peru was hit by the worst torrential rainfall in 30 years, resulting in devastating mudslides around Lima. 113 people were killed and over 150 000 made homeless. An estimated $7billion USD worth of damage was caused.
TORNADO MOORE, USA MAY 20TH 2013
On the afternoon of May 20, 2013, an intense and destructive EF5 tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma with peak winds estimated at 210 mph. The tornado brought little warning and killed 24 people as well as injuring 377 others.
HURRICANE ODILE, MEXICO 2014
In September 2014, the resort town of Cabo San Lucas off the coast of the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico, experienced the most catastrophic hurricane in its history. The hurricane took the lives of 11 people, injured 135 made over 30,000 locals homeless. The cost of damage to property was colossal $1.2 billion US dollars.