The world’s main focus in the year 2020 was surely the COVID-19 pandemic, but the occurrence of natural disasters persisted and in many cases, clashed with the COVID-19 becoming even devastating. From the deadliest coronavirus pandemic to forest fires and flash flooding, 2020 has been a nightmare year our ancestors warned us about. As a result of these disasters, hundreds of lives from different countries around the globe were compromised. Along with the loss of lives, a large number of the population have been rendered homeless, and the countries had faced billion dollars’ loss.
The infographic below shows the worst natural disasters of 2020 worldwide. 2020 is the most devastating year in terms of natural disasters, excluding the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the graphic, Pakistan is the list topper where floods and flash floods destroyed many areas, and nearly 400 people lost their lives. Followed by African countries including, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, also Bangladesh, and Afghanistan were affected intensely by floods and flash floods, causing about 281, 257, and 190 deaths, respectively.
North Atlanta faced some highly intense stormy season in the previous year with around 30 named storms and 13 fierce hurricanes. Hurricane Eta is the fifth deadliest natural disaster of 2020 claiming 183 lives from the Caribbean. The North American Hurricane season caused a total damage of about $43 billion, which is recorded as the fifth global damage by natural disasters hitting $210 in 2020.
Infographic by: Statista.com