Hurricane Sandy, also known as Superstorm Sandy, was the deadliest hurricane of 2012 and one of the most destructive to hit the United States.
Hurricane Florence made landfall over North Carolina on Sept. 14 as a Category 1 hurricane with 90 mph winds and terrifying storm surge. It’s now bringing widespread and massive flooding.
The deadly EF5 Moore, Oklahoma, tornado with winds of 200 mph cut a 14-mile long gash of destruction through southern Oklahoma City and Moore, Oklahoma in May 2013. Along with subsequent tornadoes, it left 38 dead and caused $2 billion in damage.
Hurricane Harvey kicked off the historically destructive 2017 storm season and became the second-most costly hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland since 1900.
On Dec. 3, 2012, almost a year to the day after Mindanao in the southern Philippines was hit by a devastating tropical storm, the island group absorbed another staggering blow: Typhoon Bopha. Bringing back parents’ hopes and children’s smiles was the challenge for World Vision disaster responders.
The disaster-prone Solomon Islands was hit by cyclones, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, droughts, and tsunamis in the past decade, in addition to rising sea levels.
Cyclone Phailin was the strongest storm to hit India in 14 years, when it struck India’s east coast in October 2013. Early evacuations and disaster preparedness saved lives and set a standard for future disaster responses.
A deadly magnitude-6.9 earthquake hit Indonesia’s Lombok Island at 6:46 p.m. local time on Sunday, Aug. 5, killing at least 259 people and injuring more than 1,000 others.