Disaster damages reach a new record in year 2011.

2011 Record year with disasters - Comment on 2012 March 12

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Never before in the history of mankind have natural disasters caused such high damage to property like 2011. Read more:

Disaster damages reach new records in year 2011

Never before in the history of mankind have natural disasters caused such high damage to property like 2011.

2011 was by far the worst disaster year in history.

Natural disasters 2011: Costs for disasters on record height.

According to the UN natural disasters caused at least 380 billion Dollars in costs.

Responsible for this were mainly the earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand.

According to the United Nations natural disasters have caused last year at least 380 billion Dollars (287 billion Euro) higher economic damages than ever before. Responsible for this were mainly the devastating earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand said the UN special representative for risk minimization of natural disasters, Margareta Wahlström, on Monday.

The economic losses were 2011 by two thirds higher than 2005 when hurricane “Katrina” devastated wide parts of the South of the USA and the worldwide total damage was driven to the up to then record amount.

 

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