TYPHOON HAIYAN, PHILIPPINES 2013
On the 7th November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in South East Asia causing devastation on an unimaginable scale. With a death toll of over six and a half thousand people, Super Typhoon Haiyan was classified as one of the most powerful and destructive storms on record.
TORNADO JOPLIN, US 2011 (BIG 6 STORY)
Tornado Joplin was the deadliest tornado to hit the US since 1947. A staggering 158 people lost their lives, with over a thousand more injured. With damages totalling $2.8bn, Joplin ranks as the costliest tornado ever in US history.
FLOODS, UK – 2015
In 2015 the United Kingdom was pummelled by multiple storms which caused flooding on a record breaking scale. Focusing on Storms ‘Desmond’ and ‘Eva’ in the winter of that year, we take a look at the deadly Christmas present nature unleashed on UK shores. Storm Eva alone and the intense flooding she brought in her wake damaged more than 2250 homes and 500 businesses.
WILD FIRE, KANSAS – 2017
The US wildfires in 2017 raged across Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado, destroying more than 2 million acres of land. The severely low humidity coupled with the 70mph changing winds made this one of the most destructive and rapidly growing fires in the regions history.