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3 of the Deadliest Natural Disasters Since 1970

3 of the Deadliest Natural Disasters Since 1970

Not much can be done to prevent natural disasters, but the unexpected ones can be extraordinarily deadly.

Since the formation of our planet, natural disasters have been sweeping across the surface of our world. Tectonic plates smashing into one another causing violent earthquakes, the Coriolis effect swirling high- and low-pressure systems into fantastic tropical storms, and countless other natural disasters are just a part of our world. If you’ve ever wondered about the deadliest ones in human history, there’s quite a lot. We’ve narrowed this list down to the top 3 deadliest natural disasters since 1970.

  1. Heat Wave in Russia and Czech Republic

Date: June 15, 2010

Victims: 55,630

This heat wave rose temperatures to 104 degrees F!

A heat wave occurs when a high-pressure system traps heat near the ground. Rather than hot air rising and starting an airflow, it stays low and doesn’t rise to form clouds. This is a positive feedback loop. As it gets warmer and warmer, the hot air lingers and can raise temperatures to dangerous levels.

  1. Earthquake in Peru

Date: May 31, 1970

Victims: 66,000

When tectonic plates collide with one another, their truly massive size and momentum is transferred into seismic energy, shaking the ground.

  1. Tropical Cyclone Nargis in Bengal

Date: May 2, 2008

Victims: 138,300

When a high-pressure system and low-pressure systems meet, they give us the storms that we’re used to in our everyday lives. When these systems are massive enough, though, a runaway effect of hot air rising goes crazy. With the spin of the earth, it transforms them into the horrific hurricanes and cyclones we see on television.

Catastrophes are bad and you may never know when the next one will strike, or you may not be prepared if you don’t detect it early enough. When it comes to finding the right insurance to be ready for anything, contact Little & Sons Insurance Services. Serving Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, and surrounding California areas, we will work with you to ensure you have the right amount of coverage, all at the right price.

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