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Disaster Profile - Natural Disasters



The information on natural disasters presented here is taken from EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database. In order for a disaster to be entered into the database at least one of the following criteria has to be fulfilled:

• 10 or more people reported killed
• 100 people reported affected
• a call for international assistance
• declaration of a state of emergency
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Data on natural disasters are presented in three forms:

• Top 10
• Summarized table




 
Top 10 most important Flood disasters for the period 1900 to 2013
sorted by numbers of killed at the country level:
CountryDateNo Killed


Top 10 most important Flood disasters for the period 1900 to 2013
sorted by numbers of total affected people at the country level:
CountryDateNo Total Affected
China P Rep, Riverine flood01-Jul-1998238,973,000
China P Rep, Riverine flood01-Jun-1991210,232,227
China P Rep, Riverine flood30-Jun-1996154,634,000
China P Rep, Riverine flood23-Jun-2003150,146,000
China P Rep, Riverine flood29-May-2010134,000,000
India, --08-Jul-1993128,000,000
China P Rep, Riverine flood15-May-1995114,470,249
China P Rep, Riverine flood15-Jun-2007105,004,000
China P Rep, Riverine flood23-Jun-1999101,024,000
China P Rep, --14-Jul-1989100,010,000


Top 10 most important Flood disasters for the period 1900 to 2013
sorted by economic damage costs at the country level:
CountryDateDamage (000 US$)
Thailand, Riverine flood05-Aug-201140,000,000
China P Rep, Riverine flood01-Jul-199830,000,000
China P Rep, Riverine flood29-May-201018,000,000
Korea Dem P Rep, Riverine flood01-Aug-199515,000,000
Germany, Riverine flood28-May-201312,900,000
China P Rep, Riverine flood30-Jun-199612,600,000
United States, Riverine flood24-Jun-199312,000,000
Germany, --11-Aug-200211,600,000
United States, Riverine flood09-Jun-200810,000,000
Pakistan, Flash flood28-Jul-20109,500,000


Created on: Aug-1-2015.   Data version: v12.07


Please note that the CRED/EM-DAT team is currently working on enhancing the economic damage figures. Therefore, we suggest that these figures are treated with caution. Visit our website regularly for updated information.


Source:"EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database, www.emdat.be - Université catholique de Louvain - Brussels - Belgium"

For some natural disasters (particularly floods and droughts)there is no exact day or month for the event, and for other disasters (particularly pre-1974) the available record of the disaster does not provide an exact day or month.


Summarized Table of Floods sorted by Continent from 1900 to 2013
  # of
Events
KilledTotal
Affected
Damage
(000 US$)


Created on:Aug-1-2015. - Data version: v12.07

Source:"EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database,
Universite catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium"

*Events recorded in the CRED EM-DAT. First Event: Jan/1900, Last Entry:Dec/2013.