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13 Oct 2014 description
On 12 Oct, Cyclone Hudhud made landfall with wind speeds of between 180-195 kph and 2-3 metre waves. At least six people have been killed and 150,000 people have been evacuated
06 Jan 2012 description
DISASTER EVENTS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC IN 2011 Asia and the Pacific continues to live up to its reputation as the world’s most natural-disaster-prone region. The International Disaster Database, EM-DAT, reports 89 natural-disaster events in the region in 2011. In terms of the number of events,...
16 May 2011 description
COUNTING THE COST OF DISASTERS IN ASIA PACIFIC The economic cost of natural disasters in the first quarter of 2011 in the Asia Pacific region is the highest on record. This is because three of the region’s most developed countries – Australia, New Zealand and Japan, all suffered significant...