Updated: Mar 4
February 2021 was a short month, but it definitely was not devoid of disasters affecting millions worldwide.
What are the three types of disasters?
All disastrous events fit into three classifications:
Natural - Caused from natural processes of the earth (floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.)
Man-made - Crime, arson, civil disorder, terrorism, war, biological/chemical, cyber attacks, etc.
Hybrid - technical failure or sabotage, disaster planning and management, and warning systems
The following disasters were recorded (by area) impacting thousands throughout the globe:
Coronavirus (COVID-19 reported 114,653,749 confirmed cases and 2,550,500 deaths since the onset of the virus.
The central Daykundi province had an avalanche that killed 31 and damaged many homes and killed many animals.
After the many fires in Australia in 2020, it was hit in February 2021 by the heaviest rainfall in 30 years brining widespread flooding. Thousands of homes lost power.
Perth bushfires caused evacuations and destroyed homes.
Victoria drenched when a month’s worth of rain fell in 12 hours.
The government reported that rain and flooding affected 700 families in an indigenous community