Articles tagged "natural disaster statistics 2016"

landslides in 2016 analysis

444 fatal landslides and 2 250 casualties in 2016

According to Dr. Dave Petley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation at the University of Sheffield, who has been collecting data on the human cost of landslides since 2002, the dataset for 2016 suggests that it was a bad year in terms of the number of...

February 02, 2017

9louisiana flood august 2016 aerial image

In 2016, United States had most floods since records began in 1980

In 2016, the United States had 19 separate severe flood events, the most in a single year since records began in 1980. The data comes from Munich RE, a global reinsurance company. In total, there were 91 weather, climate or geological disasters in the United States...

January 04, 2017

five costliest natural catastrophes in 2016

Natural catastrophe losses in 2016 at their highest since 2012

According to Munich RE, a global reinsurance company, after three years of relatively low natural catastrophe losses, the 'figures for 2016 are back in the mid-range, where they are expected to be.' In terms of casualties, 2016 had the fewest fatalities...

January 04, 2017