Worldwide Disasters Report - February 2021

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:

  1. Natural - Caused from natural processes of the earth (floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.)

  2. Man-made - Crime, arson, civil disorder, terrorism, war, biological/chemical, cyber attacks, etc.

  3. Hybrid - technical failure or sabotage, disaster planning and management, and warning systems

The following disasters were recorded (by area) impacting thousands throughout the globe:


Worldwide

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19 reported 114,653,749 confirmed cases and 2,550,500 deaths since the onset of the virus.

Afghanistan

  • The central Daykundi province had an avalanche that killed 31 and damaged many homes and killed many animals.

Australia

  • 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.

Bolivia

  • The government reported that rain and flooding affected 700 families in an indigenous community