QWhat is the worst natural disaster seen in the last 60 years?
It seems more and more disasters happening these days ... tsunamis , volcanic eruptions , earthquakes , forest fires and the like . We would like to know what the worst natural disaster the world has seen since 1950 .
Speaking from personal experience of the disaster that has had the worst effect on my life, my family and my area would be the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria , Australia on February 09.
This is not counting casualties and the amount of damage compared to other disasters around the world , this is the one that most affected me personally . My husband, father , father , my brothers and many of our friends we're fighting fires for days at a time, I feared for his safety every time he left home to go to fires and I spent much time praying that would be returned safely to me.
We had friends stay with us for a number of weeks as his home was lost in the fire and we had two of our good friends actually die in fires . Black Saturday is a day I will never forget .
the black Saturday fires in Melbourne . was so awful , just after lunchtime was swimming i nthe river and the sky turned black . I went home and grooms who were evacuating . I took it home , but I was not allowed in my street , as it bloacked off. : S
it was the worst month of my entire life! every day hoping that the fire did not hit the national forest just 10 minutes away. luckily I have still my home and all my family and frinds
Both the Boxing Day tsunami and the earthquake in Haiti were terrible and the amount of loss of life is devastating . His worst fear unleashed see nature in human life . I think because Black Sabbath was so close to my city that affected me most .
Definitely the Boxing Day tsunami of 12.26.2004 in terms of devastation and loss of life . The natural landscape of the affected areas still bears the scars of the giant waves . The incredible loss of life and loss of infrastructure and way of life continues, and in some of the poorest areas of the Earth .
In the history of Australia , no doubt , would be the Black Saturday fires . The scenes of the total destroyed neighborhoods and villages , the loss of life and thousands of hectares of scrub blackened ... places like Kinglake and Marysville never be the same again . But from the ashes come stories like Sam the Koala ...
Chances are that the earthquake that hit Haiti recently.
The death toll is unknown .
Beyond that :
1970 Bhola cyclone , East Pakistan , Pakistan ( now Bangladesh ) - an estimated 500,000 !
1976 Tangshan earthquake in China - the number of deaths , 242,000 people
And yes , the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake / tsunami - estimated 230,000 people
1975 Banqiao Dam flood , China - from 90.000 to 230.000 dead
(Can you even understand these staggering losses ? )
While several of our wildfires have been terrible , the figures pale in comparison to the previous ones.
There was even a snowstorm in Iran in 1972 that killed more than 4,000 people !
maybe you should ask Europeans if global warming is affecting freeze while caterstrophic able record? [ I do not mean to be rude ] I can not be suspicious when a large number of environmental issues are pushed to us by the Utility services are trying to quadruple your fees at this time ,