It is already the second of January and time to start tallying all of the horrendous events of the new year (I am currently thinking of the 7.1 earthquake that just struck Chile—see the CNN news post here: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/americas/01/02/chile.earthquake/index.html?hpt=T2).
Or the flooding in Australia—see CNN news post here: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/01/02/australia.floods/index.html?hpt=T2. Only time will tell how many will be affected by these events.
HOWEVER….I would like to take a moment to reflect on the most deadly disasters of 2010, and dedicate this blog post to those that have died or lost family and friends in these catastrophes in the last 12 months. Here’s hoping 2011 will be a less deadly year.
|Date(s) of Event||Location||Disaster||Approx. No. of Deaths|
|1/2010-3/2010||Burkina Faso||Meningitis Epidemic||428|
Data gathered from EM-DAT, The International Disaster Database